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Google Streetview comes to India, just monuments for now

The launch has been scheduled for October 3 at Qutub Minar in New Delhi. The 360-degree street-level images will be restricted to 100-monuments for now.

Nandagopal Rajan        Last Updated: October 1, 2013  | 16:39 IST
Google Streetview comes to India
A camera used by Google for its Streetview feature. PHOTO: Reuters

After running into speed breakers for many years, Google seems to have finally got the government's nod for Streetview in India.

The launch has been scheduled for October 3 at Qutub Minar in New Delhi. However, the 360-degree street-level images will be restricted to 100-monuments for now.
 
Streetview is returning to India in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Culture and will be restricted to their monuments spread across the country.

At the moment, Streetview in India shows just the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

There are also reports that some private properties could also be included in due course.

In 2011, Google's Streetview cameras ran into trouble weeks after they started recording images in Bangalore. Recording was soon banned due to security concerns.

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