Even by fbb's modest standards it is not at all user friendly and in desperate need of a sort-out. This, for example, is part of the home page.
The file of timetables appears to be a huge collection of spreadsheets and that, as they say, is yer lot.
But, the Google off-line app shows the full route; all stops are easily and quickly scrollable using the usual tweak of the finger. fbb thinks the correct technical term is "swipe".
From here, the service continues North and East to terminate at at Inderpuri.
Buses run at seemingly illogical intervals; no sign of clock face departures here! From Inderpuri, for example buses leave at 1127, 1202, 1216, 1305, 1319, 1333, 1429, 1600 and so on; another good reason for Google's downloadable app.
This button leads to a very fast and very simple journey planner. Without some "local knowledge" fbb cannot be sure how effective it is; but did come across a few problems; the biggest of which was persuading his confuser to accept the phone's screen shots. After the first few they started reading "no data in file" despite there being plenty of "data" on the phone. That problem resolved, fbb can look at a couple of potential errors in the JP.
Here is the result of a query from Cyber City (as per Wednesday's blog) to a generalised "New Delhi".
The obvious and easy route is via Rapid and Yellow metros. This is not the most direct but is compatible in time with most bus schedules, assuming the traffic does not impede progress. A rash assumption, fbb understands, in Delhi?
But, despite good frequencies, the metro option never appears again as you scroll to later times.
Then there is this screenshot for the same journey.
Here a bus (410CL) is not only out of order (7.23, 7.48, 7.23) but it shows a.m. not p.m. And prodding see details does, indeed, link to an a.m. trip. Perhaps an argument for changing to the 24 hour clock?
We must, however, remember that this is a "demo" version still under development, so there will be numerous wobblies to iron out.
Now consider this:-
There are about 900 bus services in the database plus the nine metro routes. This would equate easily to the bus and rail data for Greater London. Because the app is downloaded in full onto the users phone it is exceptionally fast and, of course, not dependent on getting a good phone signal.
Seems a jolly good idea.
What about it, Transport for Boris?
One final question. What about updates? It would appear that this experimental version does not receive updates on-line, but surely that will come. A link to google-mapified route diagrams would be easy and already fbb has received two "alerts". Readers may remember the recent earthquake.
fbb's phone pinged and delivered this; including a link to the news reports ...
For those who might wish to play, here is the link originally sent by No. 3 Son.
You have to download this onto your android (whatever that is) ...
... but don't ask fbb how to do it. Ask any 7 year old! fbb will enjoy the lollipop.