Agra launches mobile app to keep a tab on Covid-19 lockdown

Thu, 2020-04-09 15:18 -- SCC India Staff

Agra launches mobile app

To monitor the implementation of lockdown and to alert the authorities about the presence of any crowd in the city, the district administration, with the help of police and Agra Smart City Project team, has developed an artificial intelligence-enabled mobile application. The application will continuously give alerts about the place where the crowding is taking place along with photographs and location.

Anand Menon, Vice President of Agra Smart City Project, said, “The app will continuously give alerts about the place where the crowding is taking place along with photographs and the exact location. The application will also alert police stations about location and people at public places not following the social distancing protocol so that necessary action can be taken. The application will show exact time at which the violation of the lockdown took place. All the details will be available on mobile screen of the police and administrative official.”

Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar who is also the chairman of the Agra Smart City project launched the application at Smart City Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) established at the Agra municipal corporation head office on MG road.

The objective of this application is to track any assembly in the city. Connected to the 435 cameras installed at 125 locations in the city, the application is designed to provide video surveillance solution using artificial intelligence.

Municipal commissioner Arun Prakash, who is also the CEO of Agra Smart City Project, said, “The innovative video surveillance technology will be used to effectively monitor the various locations in Agra city to ensure effective implementation of the lockdown. For this, a mobile application has been developed. Artificial intelligence enables it to detect groups, crowd and proximity of people.”