Foreseeing a traffic jam on the road ahead from miles away can save you from utter frustration and a great deal of time, specially in India. Keeping this theory in mind, Google has added real-time traffic information to its Maps services in 12 more cities in India, making it a total of 34 cities where it serves real-time traffic in India.
Google has always been hyperactive about adding as much information possible to its services and to cater those services to as many people as possible. Marching with this initiative, Google added real time traffic information to numerous more cities in India and plans to bring the same to more.
Suren Ruhela, Director, program management at Google said-
We are constantly working on making Google Maps a more comprehensive, daily tool for Indians and we hope that this new real-time traffic information for 12 cities and all national highways will help drivers across the country find the best routes to their destinations with the fewest delays.
All you have to do is turn on the traffic layer in Google Maps, and you will be able to see routes mapped out in different colors, indicating the different speed of traffic on those roads. Green means there are no traffic delays on the road, orange indicates a medium amount of traffic and red means heavier traffic congestion. Same will be the scenario while using the Navigation.
Google also launched a voice-guided Navigation instructions in the Hindi and Indian accented English language on Google Maps for mobile earlier this year, followed by an integration of Indian Railways schedule information within Google Transit.
This latest update to Google Maps also makes traffic information available for all national highways and expressways in India and is available on both mobile and desktop versions of Google Maps.