Google India launches Delhi Public Transport App; vows top speed even in slow Net lane

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Updated: October 8, 2015 2:53:44 PM

Google India today announced the launch of the new, as yet experimental, Delhi Public Transport App, which makes it easier for residents here to get around the city.

Google India today announced the launch of the new, as yet experimental, Delhi Public Transport App, which makes it easier for residents here to get around the city. The app will be built into Google Maps and will help users get transit directions easily even when the connection is slow and data is difficult to access. With this app, Google aims to better serve the needs of public transport riders in the New Delhi area.

Delhi Public Transport app makes the direction and time table information for Delhi Metro and buses available offline, to help users get information about directions between bus stops and metro routes even when they don’t have any net connection. Once the app is downloaded, it uses no data for directions’ queries or timetables, even if the phone is online. A small amount of data is used for news alerts (if online, roughly 1 KB each, about once a day) and user-optional feedback (up to 100 KB per feedback report).

The Delhi Transport App is available for Android users from the Google Play store. The app will use the same Transit data  for DMRC metro, DTC buses, DIMTS (Orange) buses, and Gurgaon Rapid Metro as that found on Google Maps.

Around 2.60 million people travel by Delhi Metro these days according to the latest ridership data. This app will help Delhi citizens plan their travel better and save time to reach their destination.

Moreover, the app users can also give feedback to the Google Maps team and the feedback will be incorporated into the future versions of this app and for Google Maps itself. The app also includes a “share” button, which will generate a link that can be sent to friends via e.g. WhatsApp – through which the app can be downloaded directly even without a Google Play Store account.

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