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Google India on Thursday announced expansion of the transit feature on the Google Maps to seven more Indian cities including Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore.
The new transit feature will help users better plan their commute around the city, and make it easier to get an overview of public transportation around them.
With today's update, the transit feature is now available in sixteen Indian cities including the new ones.
"Google Maps is your guide to the world around you, and this launch is part of our effort to reflect the real world and provide you with relevant information about your surroundings," said product manager Google Maps, Sanket Gupta.
Google Transit is a feature on Google Maps designed to help you plan your commute with only a couple of taps. For instance, if you're going to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, just search for Sukhna Lake and Google Maps will show you how to get there from your current location.
Google will now show you bus routes and stops, including details such as departure and arrival times, the names of bus stands, and even where to change buses. You can scroll through the options and tap on the one that is most convenient for you, making it easier for you to know when to leave to arrive on time. Google Transit is available on Google Maps for Android and iOS as well as through your browser.
Follow these simple steps to try out the new feature:
-Open Google Maps for Mobile on your Android or iOS device
-Enter your destination and click the "get directions" icon. If it's not already selected, tap the "transit" icon (the little tram) to view times, bus numbers, routes and more.
Google Maps globally provides over one billion km worth of transit results every day and has schedules for more than 2.5 million public transit stops worldwide.
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