The government established the launch of Drone Patrolling, Body Worn Cameras, and PSV Management System’ at Motorway (M-2) Islamabad Toll Plaza on Wednesday. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain claimed that drone-based surveillance systems and the use of modern technology by motorway police are a big achievement for the country.
The S&T minister stated that drone technology will help in the monitoring of vehicles at the toll plaza, facilitate travelers and increase the motorway police revenue and help reduce accidents on motorways. Earlier, vehicle speed was being monitored at specific places, drone technology will make the surveillance system more effective. He mentioned 43 states in the USA had shifted 70 percent of their police surveillance system to drones.
The minister said Islamabad motorway police was the country’s first police force to introduce the latest technology. In past years, Islamabad Police had spent Rs20 million annually on patrolling, this cost would be significantly reduced besides addressing environmental pollution by using a drone-based surveillance system.
He emphasized the need to create technology wings in the police initially in Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore. He said drone technology was the best solution to deal with Karachi’s street crimes issue.