In 2025, devotees who come to the city for the Mahakumbh will be closely monitored by Indian Railways, in partnership with the Smart City Project, using “AI-based” cameras placed at strategic locations across the city.
This was decided at a meeting on Monday night to talk about the Mahakumbh 2025 preparations, which was presided over by the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) for Prayagraj division.
Chandra Mohan Garg, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Smart City Project and Municipal Commissioner, was present at the meeting. Together with their respective expert teams, the two authorities talked about cooperating during the Mahakumbh in 2025.
Administrations in the civil and railway sectors are getting ready to communicate information more promptly. In order to notify devotees of crucial information, live train feeds, the Mela area, and other city areas, it was intended to install sizable LED display boards at various spots.
The artificial intelligence-based cameras, which will be installed at each of the city’s train terminals as well, will help track the movement of millions of worshippers, enabling extensive analysis and predictions.
Cameras will also be an essential component of the worshippers’ security. The DRM, Himanshu Badoni, declared during the meeting that advanced technology would be used to guarantee the Mahakumbh’s success.
“We have asked railway officials to give us a list of places where such high-tech cameras can be installed so that they can be used to monitor the movement of devotees as well as to look out for any fraudulent activities,” Garg continued.