Railways deploys ‘Ninjas’ for surveillance

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  • August 19, 2020
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Railways deploys ‘Ninjas’ for surveillance

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure – Railways

In News:

  • Recently, drone-based surveillance system has been installed to enhance security at railway stations, tracks and workshops.

Key takeaways 

  • Indian Railways recently procured Ninja Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [UAV]. 
  • Features: 
    • Real-time tracking 
    • Video streaming 
    • Automatic fail safe mode,
  • Advantages:  
    • Enhanced monitoring of the railway assets
    • Additional safety for passengers.
  • Uses:
    • To launch surveillance on criminal and anti-social activities like gambling, throwing of garbage, hawking etc in Railway premises. 
    • Analysis of data collected which will be useful in vulnerable sections 
    • Rescue, recovery, restoration and coordinating efforts of various agencies and mapping of railway assets to assess encroachments at disaster sites.
  • A drone camera can cover a large area which requires 8-10 RPF personnel

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