Dubai’s RTA Launches Drone Service To Monitor Projects

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By Mary Sophia  gulfbusiness.com

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

The use of drones will eliminate the cumbersome traditional steps in following up on a project, RTA said.

“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 several benefits as it has provided us with a holistic view of the sites and projects to follow up the completion phases.”

He added that the drone service can be used in cases of crisis and emergencies on the roads to monitor the adverse impacts on a large scale.

Madani also said that the drone service helped to reach areas that are inaccessible through conventional human means. More info