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Google, Twitter to provide real-time info on Delhi transport

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21 Dec 2015Top social networking sites roped in to mitigate woes of commuters from odd-even formula

The Government of Delhi has joined hands with Google and Twitter to provide live information on bus services, their routes and timings during the odd-even formula implementation in Delhi.

The Delhi Transport Minister, Gopal Rai, had meetings with the officials of Google and Twitter in order to support the initiative. Rai also informed that the Government is in talks with the officials of Google and Twitter to provide real-time information of public transport, like routes of buses in a particular area. With this, people will easily get to know about bus information through a link soon to be available on Twitter and Google.

Currently, Google Now and Google Maps are frequently used to search for the locations. However, to know how Twitter is planning to do the same will be interesting.

Google provides bus timings near one’s area which is simply approximation and some information from DTC centres. But it is for the first time that both Google and Twitter will be helping a person to update him/her on when a bus will be arriving to one’s location, along with the nearest bus stop.

Moreover, if someone is new to an area, Google and Twitter will be providing him/her information about the nearest bus stops as well as the buses to take them to their destination.

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