Quadcopter or the Drone, the unmanned aerial vehicle which can fly at the speed of 40 kmph, with dual remote controls for a maximum distance of upto 5kms (Line of Sight) and at a height of 1.5kms above the Earth’s surface is a new friend of the Belagavi Police.
It carries a 4K very high resolution camera. It was a very handy machine during the 12-day’s long massive bandobust arrangements. The main aim of employing it was to video document all protests & processions (52 in number) and deter anti-social elements from committing any mischief. Also, the safety and security of about a lakh persons who visited the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha building was taken care of by this wonderful machine.
Belagavi is the sensitive city in respect to communal and linguistic background besides border dispute. Apart from legislature session, handling law and order situation during 11 days Ganesh Utsav, Shivaji Jayanti, Navaratri Utsav are big challenge to police. Around 2kms long emersion procession of Ganesh idols on last day of Utsav is a big task. In such situations, drone camera may help police to know the public movement in the procession.