After Google’s new campus in the country and various updates which include the train schedules on Google Maps the company once again has updated themselves. Now people can view the real-time traffic information for 12 new cities in India. The cities include Kolkata, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Kochi, Madurai and Bhopal.
Suren Ruhela, Director, Program Management at Google continued stating that they were continuously working on making Google Maps a better, more comprehensive, daily tool for the residents. They hope that this new real-time traffic information will help drivers, travellers and various other people across the country. This update should help people find the best routes for their destinations and with the fewest delays.
This traffic feature is available on both the desktop version and mobile phones. This update will let people know the real-time traffic conditions across a total of 34 cities across the country. After the traffic is layers is turned on, it will show the routes mapped out in various colors which will indicate the different speed on the roads. The maps will be visible in different colors for the user’s convenience.
The company explained, Green indicates that there is no traffic on that route which means no delays. Orage means that the traffic is moderate and can be a little time consuming whereas Red is a route which should be avoided as far as possible because that (obviously) means that there is a lot of traffic. When the navigation mode is on, Google Maps will also use real time traffic information. This information will let users get a more accurate estimate time of arrival along with providing various alternate routes for a faster travel.