Hyderabad will become first Indian city to get Google Street View

May 13, 2015: Google Street View has been extensively used in US, Canada and many parts of Europe. However, in Asia the service is limited to selected parts of the capital cities and heritage sites. In India, the service is limited to famous tourist spots such as Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar to name a few.
After meeting with Google Street View team, the India's State Minister for Information Technology K T Rama Rao announced that the capital city of Telangana state Hyderabad will become the first city in India to get Google Street View.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Minister said: "Google is in talks with the Ministry of Home Affairs to get permissions for conducting the Street View exercise at a city-wide level. This permission is expected to be given shortly."

He further adds, "Upon the request made by the Minister, Google has agreed to make Telangana the first state which will get Street View for one complete city, namely, Hyderabad to begin with, with subsequent extension to other major cities and towns."

The Minister also make specific requests to use their Google Street View services to monitor any deviations from approved building plans, property tax collections, mapping of industrial land bank located in different parts of the state.

About Google Street view:

Launched in 2007, Google Street view is a technology which features as add on in Google Maps and Google Earth to provide panoramic views of the streets.  This technology debuted in India in 2012 to provide street view for National Museum in New Delhi, in collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India.

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