Indian railways will be going to use the technology which includes the data analytic and Artificial Intelligence in a big way to tackle up the massive rush of passengers at the time of upcoming Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, for which it will also going to deploy around 800 special trains.
IBM Intelligent Video Analytics platform will be going to be used ins service, for the crowd control at stations and its adjoining areas at the Ardh Kumbh Mela.
Kumbh Rail Seva, which is a new mobile app will soon be going to be launched to disseminate the information to train users and others traveling to the world largest religious event, which is going to attract around 100 Million people, which is a number higher than the population of most countries on the earth.
“We have finalized the action plan for this Kumbh Mela taking all possible factors into consideration,” North Central Railway General Manager Rajeev Choudhury told IANS.
“We will be using the technology in a significant way to facilitating crowd movement in a smooth way,” Choudhury said, adding: “While IBM will provide video analytics service using Artificial Intelligence for crowd control, there will be a large number powerful CCTV cameras to monitor the situation and LED screens for displaying information.”
Just apart from that, social media will also be going to be used for keeping the people updates on a real-time basis.
Around more than 5000 government railway protection force and railway police personnel will be going to be deployed to manage the crowd movement at around 10 stations in and around the city which includes the Cheoki, Allahabad, Jhansi, Prayag Ghat and Allahabad city.