On Monday Google said that people can now find the food and night shelters on Google Map, 30 cities across India find essentials on Google Map and Google Assistant
Google, said that they are working with state and central government official to find the places of these relief centers.
Google states that: “To date, across 30 cities, people can now find these locations on Google Maps, Search and Google Assistant,”
This service is available in Hindi soon. Google also states that they also add other Indian languages in this service over the coming weeks as well as they continuously working on adding more food shelters and night shelters on Google Maps.
Google added that highlighting the locations of food and night shelters on Google Maps is a action to make here information quickly available to the people in need, and ensure they can avail the food and shelter help being provided by the government officials.
“As the COVID-19 situation develops, we are making a concerted effort to build solutions that help people during these times of need,” Google India Senior Programme Manager Anal Ghosh said.
“With the help of volunteers, NGOs, and traffic authorities, we hope to convey this important information to the affected people, many of whom may not have access to a smartphone or mobile device during this time,” he said.