'Drones' to Monitor Pushkaralu in Maoist-affected Bhadrachalam

Published: 25th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

KHAMMAM: With a view to avoid any untoward incident during Godavari Pushkaralu, officials are planning to use ‘flying cameras’ (drones) to keep an eye on the mass gathering at Bhadrachalam.

It is learnt that police suggested the use of drones in view of VIPs’ visit to Maoist-affected areas. The State government is expecting around eight crore devotees in 12 days during the Pushkaralu to be held from July 14 to 25. Since Godavari Pushkaralu is a major event to be conducted in Telangana after formation of the State, the TRS government is leaving no stone unturned to make it a success. It has decided to make all arrangements for the convenience of devotees as well as safety of VVIPs. The government has already set up an advanced traffic signaling system at an estimated cost of `9 crore in Bhadrachalam and CCTV cameras at important places.

It is said that as many as four drones will be used to cover parking places, temple premises, high traffic movement areas and other important places in the town. Each will fly at 1 km height and cover 1 km radius. Cameras will take photos and videograph the proceedings. They will also send live feed to police officials watching the situation from the control room.

Kavitha to Visit Kandakurthi

Nizamabad MP K Kavitha and Endowments minister A Indrakaran Reddy will visit Kandakurthi village in Nizamabad district on Monday to review the progress of the Godavari Pushakaralu works.


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