ISLAMABAD – The highly anticipated feature of “Live Traffic” data in Google Maps has finally been enabled for Pakistan.
Google Traffic is a feature on Google Maps which displays traffic conditions in real-time on major roads and highways. You can easily avoid crowded roads as well as areas under construction by using this feature.
It has been confirmed that the live traffic feed has been enabled for Islamabad and Lahore for now, while usual traffic details — such as traffic situation on a route for specific time — is enabled for almost all major cities.
Pakistani can now utilize the live traffic data on Google maps. The map indicates in green color routes where the traffic is moderate while heavy traffic is indicated by red color. The Google map displays construction zones as well.
The Google Maps real-time Traffic feature is much-needed in Pakistan because we never know when we are going to get stuck on roads that are jam-packed with bumper-to-bumper traffic.Sometimes the roads are closed because of construction and because of VIP movement without any information. So now with this application you can surely avoid crowded roads.
How to avail this option?
You can find the map by typing “traffic” on the Google search engine. If this option is turned off for your device. Here is how you can turn it on:
- Open the Google Maps app.
- Touch the menu in the top left corner.
- Select Traffic.
Users can use the “search” feature to display traffic in a particular area. For example, a user may type into the search box: “traffic near Islamabad”, to see traffic for that city on the map.
Another feature uses historical data to show users the “typical traffic” for an area based on the time of day and day of the week. Google Traffic also displays “traffic incidents”, such as construction, accidents, and road closures. In addition, Google Traffic can be viewed while using Google Map’s “directions” feature.
Google Maps will show current traffic conditions on highways and roads where data is available.
What do the colors in Google Maps Traffic mean?
Green represent normal speed of traffic, yellow means slower traffic conditions, and red indicates the slowest speeds. Grey indicates there is no data available. The more red the roads become, the slower the speed of traffic on the road.