The Google Internet Bus, started in 2009 with an objective to create awareness about Internet in the country, has now arrived in West Bengal. Google's Internet bus has so far travelled across 11 states, 30 cities and covered an area of 50,000 km.
The Internet bus, equipped with computers and mobile terminals connected with Internet, is supposed to visit various West Bengal districts including Kolkata, Haldia, Purulia, Asansol, Durgapur, Behrampore and Chandannagar.
Google had begun the Internet bus back in 2009, and now it will visit the state of West Bengal. The motto is to create awareness about the internet because only through continuous effort common man will be able to utilize the knowledge available in the World Wide Web.
Google's project mainly targets the first-time users and aims to familiarize them with the Internet. The bus is specially designed to familiarize people with various Internet applications and services that they can use in their day to day lives.
Moreover, the Google Internet bus will be posted at various public places and also outside the schools in a bid to popularize Internet among the children. Report says that 30 percent of the internet bus users have started using internet.
Responding to a question related to the Google's stalled Street View project in India, the official said that the project will resume soon after it is cleared by the government.
They also said that the India launch of Google's Chrome OS and notebook has not yet been decided.