A press conference was held on Wednesday in New Delhi to announce the launch of Google Street View in India.

It is now possible to navigate through panoramic street level images of cities in Google Maps, a feature that was blocked from India in 2016.

A total of 150,000 kilometres of roads will initially be covered by millions of 360-degree panoramic images in 10 Indian cities.

A total of 50 cities are expected to receive the feature by the end of this year, according to Google.

Additionally, Tech Mahindra will deploy SUVs equipped with cameras under the initiative.

The government rejected the proposal for Google Street View to be rolled out in the country back in 2016.

In partnership with Tech Mahindra and Genesys, Alphabet's Google launched Street View in 10 cities in India.

Street View is available on Google Maps in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar.

Street View API will be available to local developers, Google confirmed, with local partners collecting data.

In India, Street View is being enabled primarily through partnerships.

Data collection and modern mapping technology are facilitated by the new National Geospatial Policy.

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