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Drones used in Jammu, Srinagar to study traffic

To decongest the city roads, Jammu and Kashmir Police have, for the first time, used drones in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.

PTI| Updated: Oct 16, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Srinagar: To decongest the city roads, Jammu and Kashmir Police have, for the first time, used drones in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.

The traffic police have prepared a documentary using the drones which it intends to show during a seminar on 'Traffic Management' tomorrow.

"We have studied the traffic in the capital cities (Srinagar and Jammu) through drones and the documentary that has been prepared will be shown during the seminar so that all the stakeholders get an idea of the traffic in the state and the problems that lead to frequent congestion," Additional Director General of Police, Armed, SM Sahai has said.

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is expected to inaugurate the seminar which is being organised by the Institution of Studies, Learning and Analysis (ISLA) at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of Dal Lake here tomorrow.

Sahai, who is also the Director of ISLA, said that with an upsurge in the vehicular traffic in Srinagar and Jammu, problems related to proper traffic management was arising.

"The rising numbers of vehicles coupled with inadequate infrastructure are causing high traffic congestion in the cities and the national highways," he said.

The management of traffic has become a big issue as the people are suffering because of the frequent jams especially in the two capitals and the highway connecting them, he said.

Sahai said ISLA is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and promoted by state police.

"There will be three business sessions in the seminar during which discussions will take place between experts, panelists and other stake holders so that both short and long term measures could be visualised to overcome the problem of traffic congestion," he said.