Hyderabad: For the first time in Hyderabad, the Rachakonda police will use drones for surveillance. The drones, which were inaugurated on 6 April by Rachakonda commissioner of police Mahesh Bhagwat, will be used for surveillance in Pahadisharif, Moulali, and Balapur police station limits on a trial basis.

The surveillance drones, provided by the engineering and technology company Cyient, will help Telangana police enforce and monitor the lockdown regulations. Equipped with surveillance cameras, thermal imaging payloads, and sky speakers, the drones will allow the police to make lockdown announcements and identify congested areas.

Mr Bhagwat said, “The drone-based surveillance is assisting the ground forces to monitor sensitive areas in the city. Based on the visuals from the drones, we can make decisions to move forces to sensitive areas.”

Apart from this, the Rachakonda police are also undertaking other activities like donating food to the needy. Different police stations have donated essential items like oil, rice, sugar, and vegetables. The Rachkonda police also sanitised all its four-wheelers on Monday to ensure the safety of its officers.

As of 5 April, the Rachakonda police have identified 2,318 of the total 2,544 suspected Corona virus cases. Of these, 13 tested positive. Also, 2,199 people are quarantined in the state, of which 2,118 are under home quarantine, 48 under government quarantine, and 27 are in hospitals.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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