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Drones roped in for stadium security for the Hockey Men's World Cup

Drones roped in for stadium security for the Hockey Mens World Cup
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Published: 19 Sep 2018 5:28 AM GMT
The Hockey World Cup being held in India has predictably created a lot of waves and hypes. Preparations for the same are in full swing and several new and interesting methods and strategies to promote the mega event and ensure its safety have come to light. The latest in the list is a statement from the Odisha police commissioner who has confirmed that drones will be used for security purposes in the areas in and around the stadium, The Telegraph reports. "The drone will be deployed over the venue to keep a close watch on the players, officials, crowd and the traffic near the venue during matches. A special team will control and operate the drone from the police control room. Apart from the CCTVs, the drone cameras will help us get a broad-side view of the entire stadium, stands and the crowd," police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty was quoted as saying. The move will also take into mind the safety of all stakeholders during the Hockey World Cup including fans, players and journalists. As a state, Odisha has done wonderfully well to capitalise on and promote the game of Hockey. Earlier, the state became the first ever in history to sponsor a national team. The
environment at Kalinga Stadium
ensures that the generally Hockey loving crowd of the state are especially ecstatic at the prospect of a World Cup being organised in the city. In yet another development to further the cause of the Hockey World Cup, the organising committee has teamed up with Tourism website TripAdvisor to encourage Odisha tourism. Reportedly, a microsite has been created by the conglomerate especially for this purpose. "It's great to have a global name such as TripAdvisor on board to help us get more travellers to Odisha, especially in the coming months when the state will be buzzing with activities across all sectors. We are also host partner of the hockey event and are expecting substantial foreign footfall," the Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.
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