Delhi Metro routes now on Google Maps

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Want to figure out a Delhi Metro route? Just log on to Google Transit and access updated information.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Google India Thursday announced its partnership through Google Transit, to provide complete information on Delhi Metro schedules and routes.

‘Transit service for Delhi Metro would also be available on mobile devices, so commuters can check the latest updates to make route changes on-the-go,’ a statement issued by Google said.

Google Transit, a navigation tool on Google maps provides information on train timings, station locations, frequency of service, time taken for travel and ticket fares. It already has a tie-up with Chennai MRTS, Kolkata Metro, Hyderabad Metro transit services for commuters.

‘As Delhi gears up for the Commonwealth Games in October this year, Google Transit will benefit thousands of visitors who are likely to visit the national capital later this year,’ the statement said

In addition, as new routes get added to the Metro network, people from Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon would find it useful in accessing information related to routes and train schedules. This free of cost service will be available on desktops as well as mobiles to benefit a wider spectrum of commuters,’ it added.

Delhi Metro’s managing director E. Sreedharan said: ‘The collaboration with Google is another step to make it even easier for the public to plan their trips with transit information on Google Maps.’

Manik Gupta, product manager from Google India, said: ‘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.’

The Delhi Metro ferries around 950,000 commuters daily on its network of nearly 96 km, and by October ahead of the Games it will span to nearly all corners of the national capital as well as suburbs like Gurgaon. Its network will also increase by then to 190 km.

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