Google has released the Delhi Public Transport Offline app, which is designed to help people navigate their way about the capital’s public transportation system even not an active Internet connection.
The app, accessible in Google’s Play store for Android devices, is free to download and use. It covers the DMRC Metro, DTC buses, DIMTSOrange busesand Gurgaon Fast Metro.
Information concerning the app first leaked in August, once the code for it was discovered duringa teardown of a version of the Google Maps app.Delhi Public Transport app offers direction and time table information for Delhi Metro and bus stations, find their timings, and set up your travel routes, even when offline, to help users get information about directions between bus stops and metro routes even when they are not connected to the net.
On the Google Play listing, it’s an experimental app from the Google Maps team, designed from the ground up to make it easier for New Delhi inhabitants to get around on public transit, and notes that features may change rapidly based on feedback from users.
The Delhi Transport app is a 1MB download and is accessible for Android users through the Google Play store.
The company has since taken multiple steps to improve rider safety, including independent background screening of all its drivers and drivers’ phone numbers from every one and sharing live GPS location with pre-selected emergency contacts.