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Google adds Indian Railways to its Maps

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Search giant Google today added Indian Railways to its maps, which will allow users to check schedules and routes across eight cities in India.

"Today's update will now allow you to see information for 12,000 trains, as well updated details for bus and metro routes from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune," Google said in a statement.

Using Google Transit, users need to type the destination into Google Maps, click on 'Get Directions' button and then select 'Public Transit' icon that will now include trains apart from bus, car and walking options.

"Google Transit is part of our effort to make Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate and useful for millions of people around the world who take buses, trains, metros or trams to their next destination.

"We hope that the addition of the Indian Railways schedules pan India and updated information for eight cities to Google Transit in India will make it a little easier to plan your next trip," Google Maps Director Program Management Suren Ruhela said.

Google Maps offers public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops globally in 2,800 cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.

First Published: Tue, May 12 2015. 17:22 IST