ISLAMABAD :Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said new drone based surveillance system on motorway and adaptation of latest technology by motorway police were big milestones to bring progress in the country.
He was speaking at the launching event of ‘Drone Patrolling, Body Worn cameras and PSV Management System’ held here at Motorway (M-2) Islamabad Toll Plaza.
Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister said the drone technology would facilitate the monitoring of vehicles at the toll plaza, facilitate travelers through eliminating long queues, increase the revenue of motorway police and decrease accidents on motorways.
Earlier, the speed of vehicles was being monitored at the specific places where cameras were installed but now the drone technology will make the surveillance system more effective.
The minister emphasized the need to create technology wings in police initially in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. “Ultimately we have to see how far constables have the ability to adapt to the new technologies, not how fast they can run.” Fawad said Islamabad motorway may be the first police to adapt the latest technology and Lahore and Karachi motorway police need to study these technologies closely.