Google To offer Information Service in Delhi Metro

Google India and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation have announced that complete information on Delhi metro schedules and routes will be offered to commuters through "Google Transit".

In line with Delhi Metro’s vision for a people-centred public transport system, we have launched several initiatives to help commutersbetter manage their travel time, transfers, and make more informed transport decisions. The collaboration with Google is another step in this direction to make it even easier for the public to plan their trips with transit information on Google Maps, said Mr. E Sreedharan, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Manik Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps & Local said, Google India said, Google Transit’s goal is to make public transport information easily accessible and useful. With just a click on a station, commuters can get information showing timings, stations, passing lines, frequency of service etc. As Delhi Metro becomes the favoured public transportation for thousands of commuters every day, it would benefit by attracting new commuters and helping existing commuters to discover new routes. All this will be available on desktops as well as mobiles to make it easier for the commuters.

Of course, the service will be provided free of cost. Google also has similar tie-ups with Chennai MRTS, Kolkata Metro, Hyderabad Metro transit services to commuters in Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad respectively. We also hope Google comes up with this service as and when Mumbai Metro is up and running.

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