People living in the US enjoy the Google Street View to get a proper idea of the areas they are roaming. Personally, myself expecting the same feature in India for a long period. Surprisingly the proposal of the Google Street Maps in India is rejected by the Home Ministry of India because of security concerns.
Today, the Indian Home Ministry clearly conveyed the decision to Google. Keeping in the mind 2008 Mumbai attacks, security agencies alerted the Indian Government and forced to disapprove Street View proposals in India.
As per the security agencies argument, the Street View imaginary helps the anti-social elements to plan and execute terroristic attacks across the country. Google showed keen interest to cover most of the Indian territory through it’s Street View. Already Google has captured detailed imaginary of various famous world tourist places in different formats such as 360-degree view, panoramic and street views.
Google also captured imaginary of few Indian tourist places like Taj Mahal, Varanasi River, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur temple, etc. on an experimental basis. But the latest Indian Govt. Decision disappointed Google’s plans to expand its trials across the India.
Google Street View is officially launched in the US way back in 2007, while accessing the Google Maps the areas where the Street view available marked with blue lines.