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Indian Railways conceives to deploy "Drone" cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations

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Indian has decided to deploy Drone cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other It has been given directions to Zonal to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways' desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

Drone cameras shall be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation, project monitoring, progress of important works, conditions of track and inspection related activities. It shall also be used to assess preparedness of Non-Interlocking (NI) works, crowd management during fairs and melas, to identify scrap and also for aerial survey of station yards.

It is going to be instrumental in providing related to safety and maintenance of tracks and other

Under this initiative, West Central with headquarter at (M. P) has become the first Zonal Railway to procure Drone cameras in West Central Railways has already done a trial-run of those cameras last week on its all the three divisions in the following locations.

1. Division - near Bhitoni

2. Division - (i) Nishatpura Yard; (ii) Third Line work between HBJ - Misrod.

3. - (i) near Kota; (ii) Dakania Talav Yard near Kota.

WCR further plans to use Drone for project monitoring in 3rd line work of Bina-Katni, Doubling work in Katni-Singrouli, Important Bridge inspections and Mansoon preparedness in deep cutting portions of Ghat Sections of and Divisions. Earlier, demonstration of Drone camera was done for project monitoring of Railway Electrification work of Jabalpur Yard.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:34 IST