I grew up in Mumbai, and when I moved to Pune, India for a job, the first thing that troubled me was that figuring out public transport in the city. I was like any newcomer, who finds it very difficult to navigate around the city without real first hand knowledge of the roads around.
I guess with Google Maps we are better equipped to atleast have some idea of places which are new. Recently Google announced that it has added all bus routes in Pune to Google Maps.
Image above is my route from home to rtCamp office in Pune.
Google Transit Features
- Many might be familiar about Google Maps showing how to get from Place A to Place B. With Google Transit the idea is to show this information assuming you will be taking public transport, like the metro or bus routes.
- In India Google Transit has covered the Delhi Metro, Kolkata Metro, Bangalore Bus Routes (BMTC) and Chennai MRTS.
- This makes it quite easy to look up public transport option for people visiting the cities or even for locals who might be unaware of certain routes.
I guess this is one more way we are soon going to become very dependent on Google. What are your thoughts? Do drop in your comments.