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16th December, 2021 Science and Technology





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  • An internet-based platform called ‘VIHANGAM’ integrated with a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) was inaugurated on 1st September 2021.



The salient features of the said system are as under:

  • The system consists of a Ground Control Station (GCS), an RPAS, internet lease line of 40 Mbps and VIHANGAM portal.
  • It has been deployed at two opencast mines of MCL namely Bhubaneswari and Lingaraj initially on trial basis.
  • The system enables real-time transmission of aerial video of mining activities from mines to internet platform which can be accessed through VIHANGAM portal by authorized personnel only having ID and password.