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Latest Google Maps Introduces Better Features and Navigation

Google today showcased the latest features in Google Maps at an event in Chennai. The session highlighted a range of tips and tricks to help people get around more easily including Multi-stop directions, Offline Maps, Search along route, Real-time traffic (including traffic alerts), Timeline and Local Guides among others.  Make sure to update your Google Maps to see the latest features.


Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps during the demo of the Google Map features

Addressing the media in Chennai, Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps, said

Google Maps is not just about navigating from point A to B. Whether traveling for business or on holiday, with friends or family, Google Maps can help you plan your travel, explore your destination and keep you safe. Features like multi-stop directions, offline, search along route etc. can make your travel more exciting and hassle free.

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Asia’s Longest Monorail Corridor in Chennai Soon

The state government on Monday said Asia’s longest monorail corridor running from Vandalur to Puzhal would be taken up in the second phase while work on the first phase comprising three corridors stretching 57 km would start soon. Further, the government has allocated Rs 750 crore for metro rail work for this fiscal.

World Class Roads with Cycle Tracks Soon in Chennai

Anna Salai at Chennai

Anna Salai, E.V.R. Periyar Salai and Jawaharlal Nehru Salai might get separate cycle tracks besides improved pedestrian infrastructures as part of the proposal to improve the arterial roads in Chennai urban area on par with world-class standards. The proposals were made by S.N. Bhobe and Associates, the consultant preparing the detailed project report for the World Bank-funded project.

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Travel in Olivea, Luxury Bus Redefined

Asia’s most Premium and only Uber Luxury Coach services called OLIVEA (formerly known as LUXURIA), was conceptualized and started in early 2011 ex-Bangalore (Southern Hub) and also ready to start the operations in Northern India, has been rated as the most Innovative start up by PATA, IATO and Bus World is already an epitome of Luxury which South Asia is yet to experience. As of today OLIVEA operates about 8 Vehicles in Bangalore-Chennai-Mysore-Tirupati sector and would be adding 8 Buses every month for next 24 Months for 4 Hub Operations in South, North, West and East India. The buses ( with chassis of extremely comfortable and jerk-free Multi-Axle ) manufactured by Volvo and Mercedes Benz has been converted and made into dream coaches by DC Designs ( owned by Mr.Dilip Chhabria ) and are sheer luxury to Travel OLIVEA today provides experience in the lines of a Premium Legacy air carrier. Since inception OLIVEA boast of a 70% Load factor in most of sectors and with expansion of one route per fortnight we would be Asia’s one of the Largest Road Travel Premium network system by March 2012 with an inventory of more than 120 Coaches.

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