Mumbai floods: How to report road closure using Google Maps

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on July 03, 2019

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai on Friday.   -  BusinessLine

It's monsoon in Mumbai and the streets are flooded after heavy rains lashed the city since Sunday night. People are finding it hard to navigate through most streets that are flooded or have been closed off by Civic officials and police.

To those looking to chart out which streets are accessible and which are closed, one can use a Google Maps feature to do so.

How to report Road Closure on Google maps for Android

1. Open your Google Maps app.

2. Over Mumbai city, you will see a wavy lines icon for the Mumbai floods, click on it.

3. You will see a Mumbai flood card, click to expand.


4. Under it, look under Navigation impact and click on the report road closure.

5. Pinch to zoom in to the region you are in or have noticed a road closure and tap to select the roads which are closed.


6. Once you have finished mapping the road closure, click on next towards the top right-hand corner of the app.


7. In the next page, fill in optional details pertaining to the closure and then add more details if needed and click send, the information will be updated to Google Maps.


The process for reporting road closure is similar for iOS devices.

You can also share your live location with family, under the Mumbai floods option as well as get information and contact numbers of the disaster management department, traffic updates and helpline number.

Also read: Google Maps rolls out ‘off-route’ safety alert feature in India

Published on July 03, 2019

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