Mumbai Police using Drones for Safer Ganesh Visarjan
This Ganesh Chaturthi Mumbai Police has deployed more than 40,000 officers and police personnel for one of the biggest festivals celebrated in the state. At least 5,000 CCTV cameras in different parts of Mumbai are maintaining 24×7 vigilance during the festival.
According to Mumbai Police PRO, this year the state police have around 1 lakh 62 thousand domestic mandals and over eleven thousand Gauri Ganpati mandals. There are total 129 spots for Visarjan in the city and the police is all geared up for adequate security arrangements during the festivities.
Mumbai Police has been supported by Vodafone Idea Limited, to enable drone surveillance at crucial Ganesh visarjan locations across the city on 6 Sep (5th day), 7 Sep (6th day), 12 Sep (11th day) and 13 Sep (12th day).
The drones are doing aerial patrolling at three prominent visarjan locations in Mumbai – Juhu Chowpatty, Girgaon Chowpatty and Ashish Talao Chembur where over 15 lakh devotees are expected to attend the visarjan festivities. These drones are equipped with high definition video cameras, and the video feed generated will be live-streamed to the Mumbai Police’s state-of-the-art control room using Vodafone 4G network.
Mr. Sunil Tolani, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone Idea Limited said,Ganesh Chaturthi is the biggest festival that Mumbai celebrates. Being headquartered here, it is our duty and privilege to support Mumbai Police in their relentless efforts to keep the city safe and secure. We are using Vodafone’s seamless 4G network across the city to provide live feeds from airborne drones to Mumbai Police’s control room for enhanced security. With this, we hope that Mumbaikars will enjoy a safer and happier visarjan.
The spokesperson from Mumbai police said,Mumbai Police appreciates the support provided by Vodafone Idea and looks forward to such associations in the future.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most awaited festivals and is marked with the installation of the deity’s idol at home and at elaborate pandals. Each year, visarjans draw heavy crowds and while there is enough arrangement to ensure smooth functioning. Drones will help Police in keeping Bird’s eye watch at such huge and crowded places.