IIT Roorkee is developing drones to make your train journey safer
The Indian Railways will soon start deploying drones to monitor rail tracks, a step that could help the national transporter leap forward on the safety aspect which is an area of special attention for the government.
Under an initiative of the telecom industry and the railways, IIT Roorkee has developed the drones which are currently being tested on the tracks around the Uttarakhand town.
This (drone) project was proposed by the Indian Railways to RailTel partnered with IIT-Roorkee.
Did you Know
TCOE (Telecom Centres of Excellence) is a public-private initiative in the telecom sector that works with the academia on new technologies.
Under it, the railways’ broadband services arm, RailTel Corporation, has partnered IIT-Roorkee to develop the drones that will help automate rail track monitoring, which currently is a labour intensive process.