WCR becomes First Zone to Procure “Drone” Cameras

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Indian Railways has given directions to Zonal Railways to procure “Drone” cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

West Central Railways has become the first Zonal Railway to procure “Drone” cameras in Indian Railways. West Central Railways has already done a trial-run of those cameras last week on its all the three divisions in the following locations.

  1. Jabalpur Division – Narmada Bridge near Bhitoni
  2. Bhopal Division – (i) Nishatpura Yard; (ii) Third Line work between HBJ – Misrod.
  3. Kota Division – (i) Chambal Bridge near Kota; (ii) Dakania Talav Yard near Kota.

WCR further plans to use Drone for project monitoring in 3rd line work of Bina-Katni, Doubling work in Katni-Singrouli, Important Bridge inspections and Mansoon preparedness in deep cutting portions of Ghat Sections of Bhopal and Jabalpur Divisions. Earlier, demonstration of “Drone” camera was done for project monitoring of Railway Electrification work of Jabalpur Yard.

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