Hyderabad is now logged into Google Maps’ Transit service and all you need to make your way around Hyderabad on the public transport is just a click of your mobile button or computer mouse. Google has mapped 446 APSRTC bus routes criss-crossing Hyderabad, with plans afoot to keep adding other modes of public transport to the feature.
Google Maps’ Transit Service provides detailed local bus transit services free of cost to users. It enables users to access bus routes on the net from their homes or offices or even while on the move on their mobiles by just logging onto Google Map. The bus transit services have been added on to the driving directions services that are already available on Google Maps for those using their own transport.
One has to enter one’s starting location, destination, date and time of travel, and within seconds one can get precise details of the bus routes, bus stops, bus numbers, their timings and the total amount of time it would take to get there. It also gives walking time and distance details along each of those routes.
Google first unveiled its Transit services in India in the middle of 2010 and currently seven cities, including Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad, have their public transport mapped on it. Globally, the services are available in 447 cities.