Thursday, 1 September 2016

Drones Are Watching You !


That is the title of a recent news report in Mumbai Mirror


Over the past week-end , 5 drones kept a watch on the traffic on the Mumbai Pune Expressway and caught 15 drivers who committed traffic violations such as speeding , cutting lanes etc



Aditya Hingane of Aerial Mappers , which carried out this operation , said :

"  If someone cuts lane , cameras immediately zoom in on the vehicle and take pictures of the registration plate.

The information is relayed to the nearest toll plaza. There, the driver is handed the photographic evidence and a ticket  "



All over the World , drones are being " experimented " for :

#    Traffic Monitoring /  Delivery of parcels / Crowd Management

#    Photography / Spying / Surveillance  of Oil Pipelines / Military Uses...etc



I suppose , there is no technological problem if we want to use drones to :

#    Catch honking or smoke-belching vehicles

#    Monitor unauthorized construction

#    Record encroachments on Public Properties / Lands

#    Locate encroachment of foot-paths by hawkers

#    Anything you can think up !



But , so far no country has granted unrestricted permission to individuals or companies to fly drones , wherever and whenever they want ( - and for any imaginable purpose ! )


Simply because it would be a nightmare to control millions of drones flying overhead , in all Directions and at varying Altitudes and Speeds - causing a  3 DIMENSIONAL ,  Aerial Traffic Jam  !


And technology for " Constructing / Laying Out " highways in the sky , is still some years away !


But since problems cannot wait for drones to cover the sky, my following suggestions offer quick and simple solutions :

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#    Honking of Vehicles....................................... HORN , OK ?
                                                                           { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/08/horn-ok.html }



#    Scrapping of old polluting Vehicles ...................Young or Old ?
                                                                          { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/08/young-or-old.html }

                                                                            All Charged Up ?
                                                                       { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/08/all-charged- up.html }




#    Encroachment of Footpaths............................. Algorithm based Salary
                                                          { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/05/algorithm-based-salary.html }



#    Urban Transport Revolution............................. A Radical Radial Revolution
                                                       { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/08/a-radical-radial-revolution.html }




#    Surge Pricing................................................. Tablets in Taxies ?
                                                                     { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/05/tablets-in-taxies.html }



#    Getting Rid of Pot holes.................................... Pot-holes are forever ?
                                                            { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/07/pot-holes-are-for-ever.html }


                                                                             Cold Asphalt is the Answer
                                                            { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/07/cold-asphalt-is-answer.html }




#    Non-polluting Electric Vehicles........................... Piyush Plan ?
                                                                            { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/03/piyush-plan.html }



                                                                              Retiring Old Vehicles - Gadkari Style ?
                                            { http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/05/retiring-old-vehicles-gadkari-style.html }


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Last week , while hearing a petition for " Removal of Encroachments on Footpaths " , here is what the Supreme Court said :


"  Do you think with our directions everything will be done ? Do you ( petitioner ) think we will pass an order that there will be no corruption in the Country and all corruption will go ?

Should we pass an order that there will be ' Ram Rajya " in the country ?  It cannot be like this

We want to do various things but we cannot do . Our capacity to do things is limited . This is a problem

We cannot go by an assumption that everything in the country is wrong "


The Bench, which had earlier said it would dismiss the plea , later posted it for hearing in February , 2017


While appreciating that the Supreme Court cannot order " Installation of Ram Rajya " in the country , I hope it would , at least , " request " the Authorities concerned to examine the feasibility of my suggestions


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02  Sept  2016

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