September 26, 2016
Bengal Transport Dept ties up with Google to help commuters
Commuters can now plan their trip within Kolkata on Google maps on phone, thanks to State Transport Department. With all data of routes under State Transport utilities available on Google, one can touch and select the public transport bus or tram services one wants to avail to reach their destination.
The map suggests the best route to reach one’s destination, giving citizens a respite from rogue taxi or auto drivers who swindle passengers by taking winding routes to take them to their destinations. Now, one needs to put the origin and destination on the map. Google map will give options to reach the destination – multiple routes under different modes of transport on real-time basis. Google will also give the approximate time to be taken by each mode of transport.
For a tourist, the system will come very handy to reach any place of interest from any point of the city. For an office-goer, it will be only a matter of few seconds to know the route he must take to reach his or her office. Eventually , one can also locate the bus he needs to catch on the map.