Soon, Gurugram to become ‘dronegram’

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Updated: Nov 04, 2016 4:50 PM

Gurugram residents would soon see a drone keeping an eye on their movement from the sky

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Gurugram residents would soon see a drone keeping an eye on their movement from the sky. In a bid to strengthen the security and traffic arrangements in the city, the Gurugram police have decided to use a drone, according to a report. The city administration has purchased the drone for Rs 1.78 lakh and it would be put to work within two weeks.

The trial of the drone was conducted on Wednesday at the Police Commissioner’s office on the instruction of Joint Police Commissioner, Hindi daily Dainik Jagaran reported. The city administration believes that the use of the drone for monitoring would prove a milestone for security and traffic management.

The drone can monitor up to one-kilometre area from the height of 120 metre. It is equipped with a 4K resolution video camera and four-megapixel camera for still photos. The drone would be able to fly for 1.5 hour on a single recharge.

According to the report, the drone runs on DJIGO software and it can be controlled with the help of any smartphone or a tablet. One can also see live video of any area on a laptop with the help of the drone.

This year, the Millenium City has faced a number of massive traffic problems and , violence. In July the city was in the news world over for massive traffic jams and was even dubbed as ‘Gurujam’ by some users on social media.

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