Indian Railways has started deploying Ninja UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for establishing a drone-based surveillance system.
Its aim is to intensify Railway Protection Force security mechanism across Railway network.
NINJA UAVs are lightweight and economical micro contraptions built for mapping and surveillance.
These drones are capable of real-time tracking, video streaming and can also be operated on an automatic fail-safe mode.
Drone surveillance technology has emerged as an important and cost-effective tool for security surveillance over large areas with limited manpower.
Drones can help in the inspection of railway assets and safety of yards, workshops, car sheds and used to launch surveillance on criminal and anti-social activities such as gambling, random throwing of garbage, hawking, among others, in railway premises.