Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway will soon introduce security patrolling through drones at Khordha, Bhubaneswar and Puri to guard its huge assets and open widespread railway tracks. The ECoR today launched the patrolling through drone at Waltair Division.
Due to the COVID-19 crises, the lockdown strategy has been adopted to combat the widespread of coronavirus . Following the above, Indian Railways have also stopped the movement of passenger services. However, the goods trains movement to transport essential items are still being done to ensure uninterrupted supply chain of the items throughout the nation. Because of this there are some sections of ECoR which have got no movement or very less movement of the security personnel.
Drone cameras will be operating with the help of the permission of State/ Airport and Naval and Airport authorities so that the movements are fully monitored. They will capture the images of the track from the maximum suitable heights, communication links of 2 km approximately initially so that the image and video reached up to the Operator are clear to take follow up action.
Besides the real time monitoring, the Railways will store the data to create Video library for future references. Same time with the use of motor or push trolley the operator with RPF can move inside the section and cover the area also if required and immediately send message to the control room for immediate action and information can be passed to local police.