NEW DELHI: Google on Monday said it will now show the locations of food and night shelters on Google Maps in cities across India to help people find these essential services during the ongoing lockdown.
Google, in a statement, said it is working closely with state and central government authorities to surface the locations of these relief centres.
“To date, across 30 cities, people can now find these locations on Google Maps, Search and Google Assistant,” it added.
Users can search for ‘Food shelters in <city name>’ or ‘Night shelters in <city name>’ in any of these Google products.
The service will also be made available in Hindi soon, the statement said. Google is working to bring this service to other Indian languages over the coming weeks, as well as adding additional shelters in more cities across the country, it added.
“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. (AGENCIES)