New Delhi: It is no secret that travelling in Delhi buses has been a cumbersome task. Waiting at bus stops with no information about the expected time of arrival of buses often has been a tedious task. Crowded bus stops have also been a common sight in the national capital.
To address this, the Delhi government has partnered with Google India. Now, the commuters would be able to track the real-time locations of buses on their phones. With the help of Google, Delhi is now among the select few cities where real-time locations of buses would be available on phones.
The new transport system was launched in a virtual event. The agreement was signed by the Transport Minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot. During the launch, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) and Transport Commissioner and officials from Google India were also present.
With the new system, people would now be able to access bus' information like location data, all the routes, bus stops, and arrival and departure time. The new system will also reflect the bus numbers as well. Moreover, in case of delays, an update with waiting time will be provided. The facility is also available in Hindi language. The users can also change the language in settings.
“Google has partnered with the Delhi Transport Ministry to show real-time bus information. Commuters will get an estimation of how long their trip is going to take. In case of delays, the Google transit will update the new timings,” said Gahlot.
During the launch, Google gave a demo of the Google transit system. Gahlot said, “With the new system, people would now be able to plan their travel till the last minute.”