Man follows Google Maps, takes wrong turn, constable makes him sweep the road!

A man has alleged a Gurugram constable of abusing and making him sweep the road after he took the wrong turn while following Google Maps.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:41 IST
Google Maps land a man into trouble!
Google Maps land a man into trouble! (Pixabay)
Google Maps land a man into trouble!
Google Maps land a man into trouble! (Pixabay)

Violating traffic rules or taking wrong turns on the road will lead to a penalty. That is understood. But what happened to this man was shocking when he took the wrong turn while following Google Maps and was caught by a constable. A man has alleged that a Gurugram Police constable made him sweep the road for taking a wrong turn. As reported by PTI, Rohit Thomas in his complaint to police and the Recruit Training Center (RTC) authorities, alleged that he was going home by following Google Maps, and it took him to barriers of the RTC in Bhondsi, a restricted area. He claimed that he asked the constable if the road goes further, but he said no in response. So, he turned his vehicle to the direction he came from but suddenly the constable asked him to step out of the car. He further added that the moment he stepped out, the guard abused him and said that he brought mud with tyres of the car and forced him to sweep the road.

Dr Hanif Qureshi, the ADGP of the RTC has reportedly taken action and initiated a special inquiry by a DSP-rank officer. He stated that action will be taken as per law post the inquiry.

Rohit Thomas is a resident of Sector 67, Gurugram. He is into the business of armored plating of vehicles and hence, frequently dealt with the Army and paramilitary forces.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps provides easy, turn-by-turn navigation to places. It shows you directions and uses real-time traffic information to find the best route to your destination. With voice navigation, you can hear traffic alerts, where to turn, which lane to use, and if there's a better route.

In the meanwhile, Google Maps has launched a new feature that will show the local air quality index on Android and iOS mobile. Air quality index (AQI) is used by government agencies to measure the contamination level of the air. And now, Google Maps too will tell how good or poor is air quality in the user's locality. It will function similarly to Nest hubs and Pixel phones. The app already hosts a bunch of features that help users to navigate around the city by giving them real-time traffic updates.

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First Published Date: 06 Jul, 23:52 IST