Get Real-Time Bus information with Google Maps now

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Google is all set with it’s new update of the Google Maps which is going to provide real-time bus information in India. This new feature will initially be launched in Kolkata. It can also be availed by a simple Google search on Maps.


A boon for the commuters in Kolkata

In an effort to make it’s mapping service more accurate to the users, a new feature has been introduced in Google Maps service by Google in India, starting with Kolkata. The company announced commuters can easily get information about real-time bus transit in Kolkata with the help of Google Maps now. The company also said that this is going to be the first launch for Google Maps relating to real-time transit information in India.

Google join hands with West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC)

Google has joined hands with West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) for the new Google Transit feature which will provide real-time updated information to the people in Kolkata about the key WBTC transit routes. The company also declared it’s intention to include other routes soon after the launch of the Google Transit feature. However, the company has not disclosed any information about how soon other regions in India are going to be benefited from this feature of getting real-time bus information in Google Maps.

Easily get information about arrival and departure time of a bus

Things will become a lot easy when commuters in Kolkata can get information regarding when a particular bus will arrive at their stop for a desired destination and also the time the commute is going to take, all at their fingertips. People can also easily check the departure time of the next bus.

Available on both Android and iOS

The new feature of Google Maps is available on both iOS and Android. Users also have the flexibility of finding such information by simply searching on Google. All they need to do is tap on the name and the available bus numbers at a particular bus stop.

How to use this new feature of Google Maps?

Follow these simple steps for using the new feature of Google Maps:

  • Go to Menu and open Google Maps app on your smartphone.
  • Now you have to enter your destination and click ‘get directions’ button.
  • Click the ‘transit’ button (if not selected) to view bus/train numbers, routes, time tables and more.
  • You can see all the information with arrival/departure details in green.

You can also get information like the recommended route from your source to the destination and the route’s stops.

In the beginning of this month, Google Maps started to suggest the quickest time to reach their destinations. Google Maps also started providing information regarding Mumbai metro trains on the app from last month. Towards the end of 2016, Google Maps also came up with a feature that helps people to find public washrooms in selected regions of India.

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