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Drones to help monitor Metro projects

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA NAIR
Published : Nov 20, 2018, 1:17 am IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2018, 1:17 am IST

In addition to this, the MMRDA is all set to make revamp its logo, and a brand new logo will be revealed shortly.

The MMRDA had used drones to survey and map out the alignment of corridors and to curb a spate of illegal constructions. (Representational image)
 The MMRDA had used drones to survey and map out the alignment of corridors and to curb a spate of illegal constructions. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Construction sites of Metro projects of the city will be under the hawk eye of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) as the authorities have decided to fly drones to keep a check on the sites. A war room has been developed in the MMRDA building to monitor these projects. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the war room on Wednesday.

“We have developed a war room inside the MMRDA premises to monitor the Metro projects since there are many projects with us currently. The war room will have staff keeping an eye on the projects round the clock,” said R.A. Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.

 

He added, “Drones will be flown above construction sites in a frequency of once a week maybe. We will outsource the drones. Permission from the Mumbai police will be taken.”

In addition to this, the MMRDA is all set to make revamp its logo, and a brand new logo will be revealed shortly. “The current logo was created in 1975 when the MMRDA was a mere planning authority, but now we are taking on the implementation part too, so the logo will be changed according to that,” said Mr Rajeev.

Currently, works of four Metro projects — Metro 2A (DN Nagar to Dahisar), Metro 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale), Metro 7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east) and Metro 4 (Wadala to Kasarwadavali) — have started on ground. Around 60 per cent of the civil works has been completed of Line 2A and Line 7.

 

The MMRDA had used drones to survey and map out the alignment of corridors and to curb a spate of illegal constructions. But now it is using drones for monitoring construction worker real-time to ensure watch on contractors.

The feed of the same will be seen live in the war room.

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