Six more Indian cities get traffic data in Google Maps

Apart from Great Online Shopping Festival, 12:12:12 came with another treat for Indian users as Google Maps has begun to offer live traffic information for major roads in six more Indian cities today. This makes the total of 12 cities in India, about which we can see live traffic information in Google Maps.

Google Maps team announced the news via a post on its official Google Plus page earlier today.

In an effort to make our maps even more accurate and comprehensive, we’ve launched live road traffic in the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan. We’ve also expanded live traffic in Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and the US!

We have manually checked and confirmed that the following six cities now have live traffic information on Google Maps website and Google Maps Android app. The residents of these cities will also see the traffic information integrated in the Google Now cards on Jelly Bean running devices.

  • Panaji
  • Vadodara
  • Jaipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Ahmedabad
  • Gandhi Nagar

Google adds:

You can view live traffic by enabling the traffic layer on or in the Google Maps app on your smartphone, or simply by visiting and entering a query like ‘traffic in panaji’. (If you’re using in a desktop browser, Google Maps even allows you to check “typical” traffic conditions for a particular day and time, based on our wealth of historical data.) Finally, in places where traffic data is available, Google Maps Navigation will take congestion into account to ensure that you’re always given the directions most appropriate to current conditions.

Google had initially started offering turn-by-turn voice navigation and live-traffic data in the country in September. It already offers traffic for Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.

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