Drones to monitor rail projects

New Delhi: Stepping up the monitoring mechanism, railways has opted for the state of the art surveillance devices such as drone and geo-based spatial based satellite technology to monitor the crucial projects without visiting the site.

Monitoring the projects and implementing on time is of utmost importance for railways, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Besides monitoring through drones, the official said Internet protocol based cameras are also being used to have an effective and constant monitoring for speeding up the project execution.

Currently six major rail projects are being monitored through the latest equipment like drones.

Progress in Bilaspur-Seawood-Uran Brihan Mumbai rail link project in Maharashtra, Sultanpur-Lambhua line project in Uttar Pradesh, Mortald – Nizamabad line in Telangana and Mudkhed – Porbhani line in Maharashtra are being monitored through the use of drone technology.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation has also pressed two drones to monitor projects. Durgawati – Sasaram line of Eastern DFC in Bihar and Neem ka Thana – Srimadhopur line in Western DFC in Rajasthan are being monitored by drone service.

The IP based cameras are being used to monitor Kashmir rail link projects.