Kochi

Now, RPF deploys drone for aerial surveillance

A drone being deployed for aerial surveillance of railway assets in Kochi.

A drone being deployed for aerial surveillance of railway assets in Kochi.  

Move to ensure round-the-clock security of railway assets

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday deployed a drone for aerial surveillance to ensure round-the-clock security of railway assets in the city during the lockdown.

The drone was deployed at the Ernakulam Junction railway station and the marshalling yard at Kathrikadavu. “This is for the first time that a drone is being employed for the security of railway properties anywhere in the State. The RPF has plans to introduce such surveillance drones at other important railway stations shortly,” said S. Ramakrishnan, Commissioner, RPF, Thiruvananthapuram division.

“We would be able to monitor unauthorised entry into the marshalling yard and empty rakes using the drone images. Penal action will be taken against trespassers,” said T.S. Gopakumar, Assistant Commissioner, RPF, Ernakulam. A team led by him has been entrusted with monitoring aerial security surveillance.

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