This is how Google Maps is helping people troubled by lockdown

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Public food shelters and night shelters of 30 cities of India have been listed on Google Maps. The purpose of this new feature of Google Map is to help the citizens affected by the lockdown due to COVID-19 i.e. Corona virus. At present, it is available in English language only. However, work is going on so that it can be used in Hindi language along with English. For this, you just need to have Google Maps app in your phone, on which you can search your nearest food shelter and night shelters. Apart from this, this feature will also be available on Google Search and Google Assistant of your smartphone. You can also avail its benefits on KaiOS based feature phones, such as Jio Phone.

Google is working with state and central government officials to provide information about food shelters and night shelters. MyGov’s Twitter This information was given through the account on Sunday. At the same time, Google also confirmed this by issuing a press release on Monday.

It is also very easy to use. For which you have to go to Google Maps, Google Search or Google Assistant and search by entering “Food shelters in” and “Night shelters in”. The result will be shown to you immediately. Initially this facility is available in English language only, but in the coming days, soon you can use Hindi language for it also.

Additionally, most of the people who need food shelters or night shelters are not smartphone users. In such a situation, how will this facility reach them? Google also took care of this and ensured that this facility reaches every needy person, for this Google has added this facility. jio phone Like it has also been released for feature phones. Google Assistant access is available in Jio phone. Google is not only working on including more languages ​​in it but in the coming days, shelters from more cities will be added to it.

Anal Ghosh, Senior Program Manager, Google India, says that the help of NGOs, traffic authorities and volunteers is being taken to provide information about this facility to the needy, so that this important facility reaches every needy who does not have smartphone access.



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