The government has rejected Google's plans to roll out Street View services in India, that would enable 360-degree panoramic views and street layouts.
A proposal to roll out Google Street View, an application through which one can explore cities, tourist spots, hills and rivers using 360-degree panoramic and street-level imagery, has been rejected by the government, the Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir was informed on 27th march.
While it has been extensively used in the US, Canada and many European countries, its application in India was initially permitted for a few locations.
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth, which provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the US and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.