Google Maps has a new safety feature, introduced exclusively for Indian users at the moment. When you set your navigation to a particular destination, before you tap on Start, there is an option at the bottom – Stay Safer. If you tap on this option, you further get 2 options – (a) You can share your live trip with family / friends by selecting the persons with whom you wish to share your trip and (b) You can get an alert if your taxi or ride goes off route for more than 500 m. You can choose to override the alert or quickly call someone for help.
This is a pretty useful feature for those who are new to a particular area or even for those who know the route but get confused, sometimes.
Play safe – alert your family and friends of the ride you take!