Internet tech-giant Google has finally managed to offer its Street View maps service in India. People will now be able to explore landmarks while sitting at home and virtually experience any place or restaurants. Google Maps will also now help show speed limit, road closures and disruptions information, and better-optimized traffic lights in partnership with local traffic authorities.
Google is launching Street View in the country in partnership with IT services firm Tech Mahindra and mapping firm Genesys International.
“Starting today, Street View will be available on Google Maps with fresh imagery licensed from local partners covering over 150,000 km across ten cities in India, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar,” Google said in its statement. The company has plans to further expand to 50 more cities by the end of 2022.
In addition, Google has also announced its collaboration with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to share air quality information on Google Maps. This is a feature Google rolled out in the US recently and is now bringing to India.