Joining the league of global cities, where real-time information on public transport is seamlessly available, Delhi will now provide its commuters the facility of tracking DTC buses on their smartphones using Google Maps.
The Delhi government has tied up with Google for providing real-time information on public buses, their location, arrival and departure timings, besides their routes.
Delhi under CM @ArvindKejriwal visionary leadership is spearheading to an accessible, smart & sustainable public transport.With our partnership with @Google, Delhi joins global cities that provide realtime info of public transport enabling users plan their journeys to the minute pic.twitter.com/pwprmBymJE— Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) July 14, 2021
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “The status of 3,000-odd DTC buses can be tracked on a real-time basis using Google Maps. More buses will be integrated soon."
Besides the live tracking, passengers will also be able to get an estimate of their trip time and information regarding delays in the arrival of buses. “Google Transit will automatically update the times,” he said.
Besides the Transport Department, Google has also teamed up with Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, and Lepton Software to add real-time information about the buses on Google Maps.
Meanwhile, the minister said that this collaboration would encourage other transit apps to tap into the open data portal of the Transport Department, according to an ANI report.
How to use Google Maps to track buses: