Indian Railways schedules to show on Google Maps: Easy access assured
Indian railwaysâ€™ trains may never have a habit of running on time, but it wouldnâ€™t distract one of the biggest railway networks in the world to actually show the right time in the days to come. Live updates of the Indian railway trains is going to be available on Google Maps too in the coming days.
The sort of delays that have become the hallmark of the Indian railways can be understood from the fact that a train starting from Lucknow to Indian capital New Delhi still tend to be late by six or seven hours. This can actually happen only in India. Notwithstanding the fact that we claim on top of our voices that we are one of the world leaders when it comes to the economy, we are one of the worst performers in many aspects of daily lives.
Nonetheless the latest development is going to be praised by many people who find it hard to actually find the right time of the running trains and have to wait for hours in pitiable circumstances at Indian railway stations. It has been confirmed that the Google Transit, a feature in Google Maps, helps in planning public transport trips efficiently, and is available through Google Maps app on any Android or iOS device.
Latest reports suggest that the Indian Railways schedules will now be available on Google Transit, a feature on Google Maps. In addition, the updated public transport information for eight Indian cities would be available on the app, a company release said. The current update will allow access to information for 12,000 trains, as well as updated details for bus and metro routes from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune, the statement said.
While talking about the development Google Maps director, program management, Suren Ruhela said â€œGoogle Transit is part of our effort to make Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate and useful for millions of people around the world who take buses, trains, metros or trams to their next destinationâ€¦We hope that the addition of the Indian Railways schedules pan-India and updated information for eight cities to Google Transit in India will make it a little easier to plan your next tripâ€.
It is being said that search giantâ€™s Google Maps has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide in 2,800 cities, including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. Since 2005, Google has collaborated with hundreds of public transit agencies worldwide to make their schedule information accessible to all Google Maps users.