Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has joined hands with Google Maps to provide seamless travel experience for its commuters. DMRC will now be providing travellers information about different lines, routes, fare, travel time and even the platform number on which your train would arrive. The connectivity information will be shared on mobile phones with Google Maps. This initiative comes weeks after DMRC introduced free Wi-Fi at Blue Line stations. This service intends to help commuters check available Metro schedules, make route changes while they are on the go and plan their trips accordingly.
Along with other details, transit details will also be available on Google Maps with a step-by-step directions for the entire route. Explaining how it works, the DMRC was quoted by the Indian Express as saying, “After the user searches for information to reach from place A to B on Google Maps, the result will show the possible route and driving directions for the commuter. The user will now see an option to open Delhi Metro’s schematic maps, which give users a quick way to find their way around their city in addition to the powerful route finding Google Maps offers today.” Talking about the next step, DMRC also said that the Delhi Metro is further planning to integrate facilities such as parking and restrooms available at the station in the next phase of the collaboration.
Earlier last month, free WiFi facility was activated across all 50 stations on the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, making it easier for thousands of commuters to access internet on the go. The 50-km-long Blue Line, which connects Noida City Centre and east Delhi’s Vaishali to the Dwarka sub-city, is the largest operational corridor of the DMRC.