Train commuters in India can now access high-speed Wi-Fi at certain stations as Google has made the free facility available at nine more stations – Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Ernakulam Jn, Kacheguda, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam – to make train journey more enjoyable. The facility was first brought to Mumbai Central in January this year.
The search giant announced in a blog post that the company will continue to work closely with the Indian Railways and RailTel to make free high-speed Wi-Fi available at 90 more train stations this year before eventually spreading the facility to 400 stations across the country.
Google has also added a new feature to its Maps that will give traffic alerts to Android and iOS device users in India when they are in navigation mode. The feature has been introduced to the country almost a year after it was first made available in the United States.
Google Maps will now give Android and iOS users a good picture of traffic that lies ahead and how long it can take. The app will also suggest alternate routes to reach the destination.
"Google Maps can help you find the most ideal route to your destination with the least delays. Just in time for you to hit the road, we've updated Google Maps with new traffic alerts to help you avoid jams," said Sanket Gupta, product manager of Google Maps, in a blog post.
"Now when you input your destination, you'll get a spoken alert for upcoming traffic conditions that helps you identify the quickest route."