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.
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