The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Police for modernization of the force, better management of crime, law and order, traffic, and the delivery of services to people. The MoU will pave the way for scouting new technology, evaluating existing technology-based projects, developing technology-based solutions to meet future challenges and roping in suitable resource persons in technical committees of Delhi Police. The memorandum was signed by Rangan Banerjee, professor and director IIT Delhi and S B K Singh, special commissioner of police (Technology and Project Implementation Division), in the presence of Delhi police commissioner Rakesh Asthana. Meanwhile, Banerjee underlined that the focus on technology and resources must be used for the betterment of society and IIT Delhi will work in this direction. "Technology and systems required by Delhi Police in future will be developed to make Delhi Police the best in the world," he said.
"This process will carve out solutions for new communication systems, drone forensics, integration of CCTV feeds on a single platform, infusion of technologies to solve parking problems, technical specifications for bullet resistance jackets and vests," a senior police official said. In a statement, Asthana said the MoU will assist Delhi Police to adopt innovative technologies and develop indigenous digital trunking communication system, and CCTV integration platforms in consonance with prime minister Narendra Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. "Maintenance of order, inculcating safety in minds of citizens, prevention of misuse of mobile phones and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) in the given limited resources is a humongous challenge, which can be handled with the infusion of new technologies in the area of digital communication, prevention of terrorist activities and maintenance of order," he said. "IIT Delhi can assist Delhi Police in these areas and in future areas of technology like use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), drone technologies, traffic management and maintenance of law and order," Asthana added.