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Railways procures drones to protect assets, ensure passenger safety

The purpose of the drone deployment is to provide a force multiplier and aid the deployed security personnel

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Nine drones have been procured by RPF so far at a cost of Rs 31.87 lakh at South Eastern Railway, Central Railway, Modern Coaching Factory, Raebareilli and South Western Railway, it said.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Railways has procured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for monitoring its assets and ensure safety for passengers, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

The Mumbai Division of Central Railway has recently procured two Ninja UAVs for better security and surveillance in railway areas like station premises, railway track sections, yards, workshops.

"Eye in the Sky: Improving Surveillance System, Railways has recently procured Ninja Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. With real-time tracking, video streaming & automatic failsafe mode, the drones will enhance monitoring of the railway assets and ensure additional safety for passengers," Goyal said in a tweet.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF)

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 7:21 PM IST

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