As announced today, Google Maps is making its ‘transit feature’ available across seven more Indian cities. Now, it will allow even more users to choose the best public transport services available to them, thus, making it easier to commute around their city. The new cities which have now bagged the feature include Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat, and Coimbatore.
With the addition of these new cities, the transit feature is now helping users solve, as well as plan their commute problem in sixteen different location in India. This feature was already available to users in major Tier I cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad.
Speaking on the extension of this feature, Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps, said,
Google Maps is your guide to the world around you, and this launch is part of our effort to reflect the real world and provide you with relevant information about your surroundings.
For those unaware, the transit feature within Google Maps has been designed to simplify your commute across the city using public transportation – be it buses, metro or tram routes. This feature makes it easier for you to navigate around, even in some new city, by showing you bus routes and stops, including departure and arrival times, names of bus stands, and even where to change buses.
Also, since some users might prefer taking their own personal modes of transport, Google Maps also suggest Ola and Uber cabs with fares to your destination. This makes it utterly convenient for you to plan your travel, by choosing any available transit option.
Now, for those who prefer travelling via public transport, you can access the said feature using the Google Maps app on both Android and iOS. Tap on ‘Get Directions’ and input the destination where you’re planning to take a ride to. Then, the second tab from the left (the one with the little tram logo) shows times, bus numbers, routes and other public transport services available in your city.