The Railways on Monday said it has decided to deploy drone cameras for monitoring projects and activities of relief and rescue operation.
Beside monitoring of the project and maintenance of tracks, the drone cameras will also be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation and inspection-related activities.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also held a day-long national brain storming session in New Delhi in November 2017, on application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in disaster management, including using it for identifying disaster-affected areas. It was observed that UAVs can be effectively used in different phases of disaster management and help NDMA identify areas affected by disasters and aid disaster response. The session called for all stakeholders to strive to leverage existing technologies for quick and efficient disaster response.
Interestingly, Tamil Nadu municipal administration also inaugurated a project for drone mapping of properties, which would be executed by Hyderabad-based RSI Softech India, making Chennai Corporation the first municipal body in the country to start such a project.