Google has introduced navigation and live traffic feature to Google Maps in India. Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is free and can be accessible on any Android Phone (running Android 2.2 and above) and live traffic information is visible on both the mobile and desktop versions of Google Maps.

The live traffic information is currently available for six major Indian cities and their surrounding suburbs: Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.

To help you analyze the traffic on your route at a glance, the live traffic data is displayed in a simple and readable color schemes: Red for significant congestion, Yellow for minor slow-downs, and Green for free-flowing traffic. Also, your phone will announce upcoming directions to you as you move along your route.

Google Maps Navigation is indeed a best and free navigation service available out there for Android users and this new move from Google helps millions of Indian users to plan their route. Read more about this at Google India official blog.

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