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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In the light of a traffic constable attacking a woman with a brick recently, Delhi Police has planned to initiate counseling sessions for its cops in order to improve their mental health. An NGO has also been roped in for the same.

This programme will train traffic police in interpersonal communication, a news report said.

“There will be simulated real-life situations and their reactions will be measured accordingly. The cops will also undergo a training to remain calm even after being confronted by angry drivers,” a senior traffic police officer told The Times of India.

“The module will cover issues ranging from conversational skills to personal upliftment of traffic police personnel through meditation and motivational talks,” senior officer added.

There will also be strict vigilance to check incidents of on-duty cops being attacked so that they too are assured about their jobs.

As per TOI report, earlier these programmes were held in a few districts, but were never introduced In Delhi.

Police officers told the newspaper that this programme would be started on a trial basis. However, the programme could be extended if positive feedback is received. The local police stations have also been asked to participate in the counseling sessions.

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Google Maps to Alert Indians if Cab Drivers Deviate From Route

Google has lately been updating Maps with a plethora of features including a speedometer and support for showing radar locations

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It disabled more than 150,000 user accounts that were found to be abusive - a 50 per cent increase from 2017. Pixabay

Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend’s place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification — informing you about the deviation and you can promptly alert the cab-hailing service, near and dear ones, or even cops.

Called “Stay Safer”, the India-first feature was rolled out from Wednesday that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km from the suggested route on Google Maps.

The users’ phones would buzz with a prominent notification which they would be able to tap on and see where they are compared to the original route.

“Through our extensive research across India, we found that a lot of people limit their mobility due to safety-related concerns. To address this, we are launching this India-first feature,” said Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google Maps.

After searching for your destination and getting directions, select the “Stay Safer” and “Get off-route alerts” option.

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It is intended to keep users safe while they are riding in a taxi. Pixabay

The feature, tested exclusively in India, would also allow users to choose to share the live trip with friends and family directly from the screen so they know and can keep track of the journey.

For now, it remains unclear if users in other countries would also get the “Stay Safer” feature or not.

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Google has lately been updating Maps with a plethora of features including a speedometer and support for showing radar locations.

The company also launched three new public transport features including live train status, to help Map users in 10 of the largest cities in India to see bus travel times from live traffic, get live train status for Indian Railways and get mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport. (IANS)