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Dubai launches drone service to monitor projects

Dubai’s RTA launches drone service to monitor completed phases of its vital projects

The RTA has launched a drone service to monitor completed phases of its vital projects.

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a drone service to monitor completed phases of its vital projects, the government body said in a statement.

“We have recently conducted a practical test run by flying a drone to monitor the implementation phases of Jumeirah Beach Walkway Project, street lighting units, and completed phases of the Dubai Water Canal project,” said Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector.

“The test…has provided us with a holistic view of the sites and projects to follow up the completion phases. The Drone Service can also be used in cases of crisis and emergencies on the roads to monitor the adverse impacts on a large scale,” he added.

The drone service can also reach places “inaccessible by conventional human means,” Al Madani said.

“Examples of such inaccessible places are the upper parts of the metro stations, and underneath bridges to inspect or identify the parts that need maintenance. The remotely controlled device is capable of taking images of more than one location as the aircraft is programmable to access a series of places and [take] photos,” he said.

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