Kanpurites know that one area where the city could do with some improvement is in its traffic condition. Though the traffic police is hard at work, trying to ensure rules are followed and to curb accidents, they will soon begin taking help from airborne drones. These drones will patrol specific areas and ensure that a proper decorum is maintained on the road. Here's all you need to know about them.
Drones will help the police authorities get a comprehensive overview of what the traffic condition is like. In addition to that, the drones will also enable traffic cops to get a live feed about the traffic at any given place. If any discrepancy is noted by the authorities, they can take quick action.
As of now, they are targeting 10% reduction in the accidents and traffic snarls. However, only time will tell how useful and beneficial this move is going to be.
The drones will be especially useful to combat major choke points, traffic congestions and most importantly, accidents and hit and run cases, which are on the rise of late. Apart from just the drones, there will be more traffic cops at most of the major crossings in the city.
The combination of technology and the human mind will go a long way in streamlining the traffic in Kanpur. This move will also benefit regular as well as occasional travellers as the roads will be well managed and traffic issues will soon be woes of the past.
As of now, the authorities have set up manned drones at several locations. Since the drones are fast and do not take much time to travel from one point to another, a single drone has a rather large area of operation. Owing to this, less drones can be used to cover a greater area, which makes them a cheap and one time investment that will revolutionize the way Kanpur travels.