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Google Maps to ease transit in seven more Indian cities

The newly added cities are Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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India on Thursday expanded the transit feature on Maps to seven more Indian cities to help users better plan their local commute.

The newly added cities are Chandigarh, Lucknow, Vadodara, Indore, Mysore, Surat and Coimbatore.

"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," Sanket Gupta, Product Manager of Maps, said in a statement.

With the update, the transit feature is now available in sixteen Indian cities -- the seven newly added places and Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad.

'Transit' is a feature on Maps designed to help a user to plan a commute with just a few taps.

If a user wants to go to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, he/she needs to search for Sukhna Lake and Maps will show how to get there from the user's current location.

will also show bus routes and stops, including details such as departure and arrival times, the names of bus stands and even where to change buses.

Transit is available on Maps for Android and iOS as well as on browser.

Maps globally provides over 1 billion kilometre worth of transit results every day and has schedules for more than 2.5 million public transit stops worldwide.

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 15:24 IST
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