Drones to help traffic police from next week

Traffic movement in chosen areas of Bengaluru is set to be managed with the help of drones from next week. A pilot project was launched in the city on Thursday by IT/BT and Science Technology Minister K.J. George.

Under the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) scheme, vehicular movement in chosen parts of the city would be monitored through drones during peak hours.

Real-time data

Akash Sinha, CEO of Delhi-based Omnipresent Robot Tech, which has been chosen to execute the project, told reporters that drones would help traffic police in not only identifying the number of vehicles passing through a particular stretch, the speed of vehicles and their category, but also their number plates.

“The real-time data will be passed on to the police officers concerned who would take a call on methods of traffic management,” he said.

Drone surveillance would also help in maintaining the law and order situation, particularly crowd management, he pointed

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