Delhi government has collaborated with Google to launch a system to enable commuters to track bus locations, arrival and departure times, and routes on a real-time basis on their smartphones.
A bus user will get information of all routes and bus stops, all bus arrival and departure times in real-time, and even by bus numbers. There will also be updates on any delays which will reduce waiting time and hence reduce crowding at bus stops, along with increased accountability of public buses.
“Status of around 3,000 buses is live. More DTC buses will be integrated soon,” said Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot. He said that Delhi has now joined the league of global cities that provide seamless, real-time information about public transport.
Ramesh Nagarajan, the director of product management at Google expressed hope for the projects. “We are glad to work with the Delhi transport ministry in launching real-time transit information for the DIMTS agency on Google Maps. We are constantly exploring ways to make the Google Maps experience more useful and we hope the people of Delhi will benefit from having access to this information in making smart commuting choices especially in these times,” he said.