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Google Maps adds traffic information of 12 more cities and national highways

Google Maps' latest update will now provide traffic information in 12 more cities and national highways and expressways in India, the company said on its blog. Google Maps users can now get traffic updates in Kolkata, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Kochi, Madurai, Bhopal. This brings traffic updates on Google Maps across a total of 34 cities and the feature will be available on both mobile as well as desktop. On enabling the Traffic layer in the menu, users will see routes mapped out in different colours – green means no traffic delays on the road, orange indicates medium amount of traffic and red stands for heavier congestion. 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. Google Maps had first introduced live traffic coverage for Indian cities in September 2012, starting with 6 cities and later added 6 more cities in December 2012. Other Google Maps updates in India  Google Maps Hindi: The Hindi version of the Google Maps app was launched in July last year. It allowed users to read name labels of historical monuments, localities, important roads, public parks, schools, etc in both Hindi and English. At the time Hindi labels visible on Google Maps were generated by transliterating the English names into Hindi, but the company had claimed that efforts were being made to ensure the text resonates with local dialects. Google Maps transit data: Earlier…

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