In a first, the Andhra Pradesh police will use drones to help them with surveillance at Pushkar ghats during the upcoming Krishna Pushkaralu.
The Hindu reported:
Drone and CCTV cameras would be used extensively at ghats located on either side of the Krishna River. Apart from real time monitoring of movement of pilgrims, and the traffic, the surveillance is also part of fool-proof security measures to be put in place for the Pushkaralu.
'Krishna Pushkaralu' is a festival of River Krishna which normally occurs once in 12 years. The event is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Virgo.
This year, the festival, which attracts lakhs of devotees from all over Andhra Pradesh and other States, will be held between August 12 to 24 in Krishna, Guntur and Kurnool districts.