The Google map, which is used by hundreds of millions of people in India, today introduced three new features: the ability to check live status of trains, bus travel times in 10 of India’s largest cities and mixed-mode regular travel suggestions that combine auto and public vehicles.
The update means Google Maps users in India can now search the needed trains between two places and check their needs from within the app. Every day, more than eight million Indians hop on a train to move between and through towns and cities to get to their daily routines.
For bus transit users Google is introducing a feature for the first time in any country, the company says it is relying on a combination of its live traffic data and public bus schedules to calculate the obstacles and provide accurate travel times. Initially It is available in major cities like Surat, Coimbatore, Mysore, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.
Google says the Maps app can now suggest to users when taking multiple travels is a possible option, and estimate how much time the travel would take. Google Map will also be able to give openion when a user should make the shift from one mode of travel to another. This feature is initially only available to Android users located in Delhi and Bangalore, but Google said it will be expanding to other Indian cities soon.