Tweet for real-time public transport info in Delhi

By Raheel Khursheed
Thursday, 31 December 2015

Delhiites turn to Twitter for a variety of reasons — keeping up with news, making themselves heard during the state election, and expressing their love for the city they live in. Starting today, they can also use Twitter to access real-time information about public transport to plan their travel routes. As the odd-even car-driving scheme starts on 1 January 2016, the public’s reliance on public transportation will increase, so Twitter is working with the Delhi government to ensure that citizens have the live information they need to travel more conveniently and safely throughout the city every day.

How does it work? Tweet your origin and destination to @TransportDelhi and you’ll get real-time information on shortest routes, options of public transport available between these two points, fare details, traffic situation, and current weather conditions. If you want to keep your location & travel details private you can send a Direct Message to @TransportDelhi and receive the information privately.

Tweet format:

#PollutionFreeDelhi origin to destination

Example:

#PollutionFreeDelhi Okhla Phase 3 to Connaught Place

Tweet for real-time public transport info in Delhi

We’re working closely with the Delhi government to make the transition easier and more convenient for city residents. We will also share the aggregated public Twitter data with the city government, so they can make more informed decisions on where to deploy additional public transportation services to meet local demand.