Google is finally bringing the Street View feature to India. People will now be able to explore landmarks while sitting at home, and virtually experience any place or restaurant. 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 has announced the launch of its Street View experience in India in partnership with Genesys International, an advanced mapping solutions company, and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions.
Starting today, the new Street View feature is available on Google Maps, but only in Bangalore on a pilot basis. Google told India Today Tech that the feature will then be released to Hyderabad and later in Kolkata. Shortly after that, the Street View will be rolled out to more cities in India, including Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar.
It is pretty easy to access this feature. One just needs to open Google Maps app, zoom into a road in any of these target cities, and tap the area you want to view. You will get to know the local cafes, and cultural hotspots or anyone check out the local neighborhood. “Street View will help people navigate and explore new corners of the country and the world in a more visual and accurate way, enabling them to fully experience what it’s like to be in these places, right from their phone or computer,” the company said.
Google is promising to roll out the Street View feature to more than 50 cities by the end of 2022. In addition to this, the company has also partnered with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to provide air quality information on Google Maps.