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Jun 03

route guru

[Rating:3]

Thoroughly disappointed with the sub-standard service of MapmyIndia.com, I decided to check out Routeguru.com, it has the slogan, “Directions… the good old way”. Unlike MapMyIndia.com, it does not show a map for the directions. But I was generally impressed by the route it offered, although the directions were sometime vague, like a slight right for 0 km and then immediately a slight left LOL.

Also the naming is vague, for example it says take right turn at Institute (what does Institute mean, it has to have a name). but despite its flaws, its a much better service than MapMyIndia and would actually get yourself to your destination.

At Distance Action Action Description Proceed

0.1 km  Come towards HOCKEY GROUND (SPORTS COMPLEX) in/near IIT CAMPUS Go 0 km

0.1 km  Start with HOCKEY GROUND (SPORTS COMPLEX) on your left side Go 0.2 km

0.3 km   Pass by CRICKET GROUND (SPORTS COMPLEX) on left  Go 0.5 km

0.8 km   Turn right towards KENDRIYA BHANDAR Go 0.2 km

1.0 km   Pass by KENDRIYA BHANDAR on left  Go 0.2 km

1.2 km   Turn left onto GAMAL ABDEL NASSER MARG towards DTC BUS DEPOT Go 0.7 km

1.9 km   Pass by CENTRAL GOVT. HEALTH SCHEME (HOSPITAL) on right  Go 1.1 km

3.0 km    Pass by DTC BUS DEPOT on left  Go 1.6 km

4.5 km    Pass by TAXI STAND on right  Go 0.7 km

5.3 km    Pass by EXPORT BHAWAN (BUILDING) on left  Go 0.1 km

5.4 km    Pass by INSTITUTE on left  Go 1.3 km

6.7 km    Turn left onto SWARNA JAYANTI MARG towards ASMARA LINES Go 0.8 km

7.5 km   Pass by SPORTS VIEW on right  Go 1 km

8.4 km    Take the 3rd left turn at the roundabout to come onto DWARKA ROAD Go 1.2 km

9.6 km   Take the slighter right turn Go 0 km

9.7 km   Take the slighter left turn towards BUS DEPOT Go 5 km

14.7 km   Pass by PETROL PUMP on right Go 1.1 km 

15.8 km   Pass by PRAGY APARTMENTS on right  Go 0.4 km 

16.1 km   Pass by BUS DEPOT on right  Go 0.9 km

17.0 km   Pass by SHRI KRISHA APARTMENTS on left Go 0.4 km

17.4 km   Pass by PUSHPANJALI APARTMENTS on left  Go 0.6 km

18.0 km   Before HUM SUB APARTMENTS on left, Turn sharp right towards INSTITUTE Go 0.1 km 

18.1 km   Pass by INSTITUTE on right  Go 0.1 km

18.2 km   Turn left  Go 0.5 km

18.6 km   Take the slighter right turn  Go 0.2 km

18.8 km   Take the slighter right turn  Go 0.2 km

19.0 km   Arrive at NETAJI SUBHASH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Go 0 km

3 Responses to “Routeguru Directions Review : IIT Delhi to NSIT Dwarka”

  1. Abhishek Nandakumar Says:

    RouteGuru is still in Alpha. They just won 10 lacs to start the service from techtribe.com and the man behind it is a friend of a friend of mine(nothing wrong here).

    He doesn’t plan to go into beta stage until December and wants to make his service perfect. It’s a one man army which is the main flaw in the system. The number of people on the about page is merely to show a glorified image of the kind of people working on the project.

  2. Piyush Gupta Says:

    @Abhishek
    Frankly speaking, if its a one man army then this startup looks even promising. Taking an idea to such a wide stage isn’t possible alone in normal circumstances.

    Another thought is that it is also not a bad idea to remain alone till the prototype is ready. I myself have given a try and seen approx. 20 good guys around struggling.

    However, routeguru on the other side has been quite different so far in the GIS space. So far I know with the correspondence with them, they are now in the process of working on the aspect of building the team, business, enhancements dedicatedly.

  3. Shiva Says:

    I came across route guru website and have been doing a comparision of route guru and mapmyindia, and they are both good in their own ways. Route guru can sms and mapmyindia cannot

    Though Mapmyindia has relaunched its website check it out @ http://www.mapmyindia.com

    I liked the Pan india coverage on Mapmyindia, found it to be cool.

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