The Maharashtra government would be soon using drones for surveillance purposes in major prisons in the state, an official said on Tuesday.
Drones and X-Ray baggage inspection systems valued at nearly Rs 4 crore to be bought as part of its prison modernization drive
As part of its prison modernization drive, the government would be buying a dozen Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones fitted with cameras) valued at Rs 1.8 crore and four X-Ray baggage inspection systems valued at Rs 1.94 crore, he said.
The home department on Monday sanctioned funds to purchase modern security-related equipment for the prisons department, he added.
Drones will be used to monitor and ensure safety of inmates
Drones with cameras would enable monitoring of the activities of prison inmates and also enhance their safety, the official said.
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