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Google Maps users in India can now find public toilets through the app

Google has partnered with the Indian government to launch “Loo Review” campaign.

tech Updated: Jul 12, 2019 20:03 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Google Maps launches a new ‘Loo Review’ campaign in India.
Google Maps launches a new ‘Loo Review’ campaign in India. (Shutterstock)

Google Maps has added more than 45,000 community and public toilets as part of the Central government’s “Loo Review” campaign, according to media reports.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs joined hands with Google to launch the Loo Review campaign in September 2018 to encourage all local guides in India to rate and review public toilets on Google Maps.

The official data, mentioned during Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech earlier in July, showed that the toilet locator feature on the app has witnessed monumental growth, reports added.

As many as 45,000 toilets cover 1,700 cities in India, however, the Centre has not shared the data of the rural toilets shown on the app.

The campaign is part of a feature which allows all citizens to locate public toilets in their cities on Google Maps, Google Search and the Assistant and also provide feedback on the same.

 

First Published: Jul 12, 2019 12:33 IST

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