Now, if a user searches for directions between two points on their Android or iOS device, they will be able to see the walking distance to nearest Shuttl bus stop, its schedule and estimated fare.
The option will work similar to how a user sees an option for taking an Ola or Uber on a route search. The feature is live for users in Delhi and National Capital Region where Shuttl currently operates.
“Shuttl is changing the way cities commute to work by pioneering seat based mass transit. Surfacing Shuttl rides on Google Maps is a big step towards integrated mobility, making it easier for commuters to plan their trips in real time across multiple modes of transport. This also helps Shuttl to reach a wider audience and serve the city better,’’ said Amit Singh, cofounder, Shuttl. The option of finding the Shuttl ride is available under the public transport tab together with Delhi Metro & Rapid Metro. In December, Shuttl expanded its core service of providing commuting option to office goers, to an inter city travel service called “Shuttl Rentals”, to provide flexible packages to its commuters planning a weekend getaway outside Delhi & NCR.
It also partnered with personal verification agency OnGrid in November to provide Aadhaarenabled verification for the drivers connected to its platform. The Aadhaar verification allows the company to validate facts and records through a thorough background check of the driver including authentication by their biometric details.
The company launched in April 2015 and has been funded by, among others, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures. Times Internet, the digital venture of the Times Group which publishes The Economic Times, is also an investor in Shuttl.