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Now, Helicopters To Manage Traffic In Delhi?

Urvee posted on 10 May

As reported in The Hindustan Times, the Delhi Traffic Police has started to work on a plan to eventually use helicopters to monitor traffic and provide emergency medical assistance.

They are in talks with the state-owned Pawan Hans for the project—they hired helicopters from Pawan Hans in 2015 to monitor traffic during festivals. {Did you see any? We didn’t!}.

BTW, this all came about when the High Court expressed concern over the growth in fuel loss due to idling traffic at intersections and jams, and asked authorities to implement the integrated traffic management system to reduce congestion. A bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, also pointed out that funds given to the traffic police four years ago had remained unused.

The police said it has utilised only INR 100.67 crore of the INR 275.08 crore given to it under 2012’s 12th plan to modernise the traffic and communication network.

The traffic police has been told to come up with a plan {and a timeline} to utilise the remaining funds. What do you think? Would you like to see helicopters flying the skies?