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Thursday, July 14, 2011

TECH WORLD: Google Transit launched in Chennai, Hyderabad!

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RAMYA KANNAN / tHE hINDU / CHENNAI, July 14, 2011.

A scrrenshot of Google maps.
A scrrenshot of Google maps.

Currently, information on local bus services available
This is bound to be good news for those who use Google Maps to figure out their way around the city and who are determinedly faithful to the public transport system.
Google Transit, the search giant's application that gives users access to public transport systems embedded on Google maps, was launched in Chennai and Hyderabad on Wednesday. Currently, only information pertaining to local bus services is available.
Google Transit can be accessed on by clicking the train icon (indicative of public transport). As usual, with the maps feature, you can plot the route between point A to point B by choosing the ‘Directions' option.
A car and a train icon appear side by side; clicking on the train icon, you get a list of bus services from the start point to the destination, and approximate journey time.
It also provides the frequency of services, according to Manik Gupta, Head, Maps and Local Products, Google.

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