Police use Technology at Kumbh to trace lost children and manage traffic etc.

Based on inputs by Shahid Kazi

In a brilliant move, Uttar Pradesh police will be using RFID (radio-frequency identification  tags for kids under 14 years, so as to trace the children lost during Kumbh in Prayagraj. The department has collaborated with Vodafone for the implementation. 40,000 RFID tags will be used this year.

5 modern, integrated, digital lost-and-found centres have been set up in the Kumbh . These are integrated with the district police and social media. These will be supported by display on LEDs and public Address system (PA).

For the first time, an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system is being used, that will detect vehicles by colour, licence plate and date-time combinations.

For traffic management, the police will be using an integrated system and an intra-district route diversion, besides crowd analytics and an intelligent traffic management system (ITMS), state Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said.

As many as 20 major parking spots have been developed as satellite towns, equipped with modern amenities such as cloakrooms, health kiosks and eateries to avoid rush in Prayagraj city, he added.

Variable message display boards (VMD) have also been put up for real-time information dissemination, warnings, traffic advice, route guidance and emergency messages

Just FYI

RFID is a form of wireless communication that incorporates the use of electro-magnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio-frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object or a person.

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