Google Maps Now Supports Live Traffic Updates For 12 More Indian Cities
Looks like every company is now trying its best to capture the maximum market share in its niche in India. Google Maps is already one of the most-widely used navigating app in the country but it doesn’t want to take anything for granted, and hence has now launched its live-traffic updates for 12 more Indian cities.
After integrating more than 12,000 train schedules to its transit system early this year, Google has now launched real-time traffic information for a few more Indian cities now. With this addition, Google Maps will now show real-time traffic information for a total of 34 cities in India now.
The list of cities which now support live traffic updates are Kolkata, Lucknow, Surat, Coimbatore, Indore, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Kochi, and Bhopal.
All users who have traffic layer enabled on computers and mobile apps will be able to live traffic updates using different colours for each route in the selected cities. These traffic colours indicate the speed of traffic.
Red means heavy traffic congestion, orange means medium traffic, and green indicates no traffic congestion.
This will help the commuters plan their travel time by avoiding paths with heavy traffic congestion.
” Being able to see what local traffic is typically like at any given day and time can help you plan your drives easier than ever on Google Maps,” mentioned Suren Ruhela, Director, Program Management at Google in a blog post.
This update will also add support for real-time traffic updates across all national highways and expressways in India.
If you are navigating using Google Maps, then it will automatically use the traffic information for estimating your travel time via your selected route.
” If you’re already on the road and in Navigation mode, Google Maps will also use real time traffic information to more accurately estimate your time of arrival, and to provide options for alternate routes if there are faster options available, ” he added.
These real-time traffic updates on Google Maps will not only help you plan your travel but will also assist you in choosing the quickest possible route to your destination. If you care more about the time than the distance travelled, then you should always check traffic updates on Google Maps before selecting a route to your destination.