Google hires extra workforce to update Google Maps after Yogi Adityanath threatens to rename more cities

04, Dec 2018 By @jurnoleast

Tech giant Google today announced that it will hiring extra workforce to update Google Maps after UP Chief Minister hinted that he’d be renaming more cities in the country. While addressing a rally CM Yogi said that if BJP came to power, Hyderabad would be renamed to Bhagyanagar.


This has got Google worried over its product becoming obsolete if city names are changed so frequently. To tackle this issue the company had decided to get additional hands on board.

“These engineers will have the responsibility of updating the names of cities on Google Maps. They will be part of the Google India Development Center and will be based in Bengaluru,” said a spokesperson for the company.

“There are several businesses such as food delivery, radio cabs etc that are dependent on Google Maps. This necessitates that location names be accurate,” he added.

Google is also planning to have a meeting with Yogi Adityanath to discuss if there is a possibility of sharing a list of names of cities that would be renamed in future. Sources say that CEO Sundar Pichai in his trip to India later this month, will take up this issue with the UP Chief Minister.