LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP in INDIA

Google has flipped the switch on its free turn-by-turn voice navigation service and traffic data in India. Any Android user can now use Google Maps Navigation to select best possible route to their destination, however the live traffic data is also available on desktop maps and mobile maps from the company.

LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP
LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP

Google Now uses card format to show this information and one of the several cards is traffic card, which gives you traffic conditions and alternate routes before you leave for work or home. Google Now also puts traffic to your next likely destination at your fingertips. But until now, the traffic cards weren't of much use in India as there was no traffic data, which has now changed.

Live traffic updates within maps for selected cities as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune but, surprisingly, not Kolkata. Red is the color indicating heavy traffic, while green indicates free flow, and yellow is somewhere in between.

Started in first week of September 2012, if you have a Jelly Bean running smartphone with Google Now, you will be able to see estimated time to your destination (home, office or any other location you search on Google) with traffic condition details. So, if you see that a particular road is seeing high-traffic, you can take an alternate route to your office and reach on time.