The Delhi Department of Transportation has partnered with Google Maps to visualize the direct location of state government buses while they are in service, thus making it easier for commuters to track them. Those who use buses regularly for commuting and often wait at bus stops will benefit, as they will know when to get to the bus stop.
Commuters will be able to track bus arrival and departure times and routes in real time based on the route number in the Google Map app on mobile phones. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot took to Twitter to announce a partnership with Google, saying the state has joined some cities around the world that provide “real-time information on public transport”. He added that the move will help build accessible, smart and sustainable public transport in the state.
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Today, the location of 3,000 buses can be tracked in real time and the government plans to include more DTC buses in this model soon. In addition to live tracking, travelers will be able to get an ETA or arrival time to find out how long the trip will take. They will also receive information if the bus is delayed.
The procedure for following the bus route is simple, as the first one has to click on the “Go” option in the Google Maps application. Then pick it up and enter the name of the destination. Depending on the transport option, the passenger will be able to see the bus route number, route and real-time arrival data. If you click on any route, additional information will be provided, such as bus stops that fall on the route, etc.