Over 16k people booked in Telangana for not wearing mask

Over 16k people booked in Telangana for not wearing mask

Agency News

Hyderabad, May 19 : State Police have booked 16,264 cases against those who failed to wear masks while stepping out of their house during the ongoing lockdown between May 7 to 19. All the cases were registered under Section 51(b) of the Disaster Management Act.

The violators were identified using artificial intelligence to make surveillance cameras track down those not wearing masks and alert mobile patrols in the area to trace such persons and make them wear masks, apart from imposing a fine of Rs 1,000, police officials said here on Tuesday. Leveraging computer vision and deep learning techniques linked to surveillance cameras along with AI, the Telangana police started tracing the face mask violators since May 8.

It was first introduced in three commissionerates in the State capital – Cyberabad, Hyderabad and Rachakonda and later extended to the entire State. Highest mask violation cases of 3,892 were registered in Hyderabad followed by Ramagundam (1,461) and Rachakonda (1,105). (UNI)