Social distancing is the need of the hour during the pandemic. And, Indian states are coming up with their own techniques and tools to ensure people follow safety guidelines to help curb the virus. Reflecting the same sentiment, Indore airport is using smart machines to ensure social distancing is thoroughly practised among passengers. By Amitha Ameen


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Indore’s Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International airport is using smart machines equipped with artificial intelligence technology, to ensure people follow proper social distancing guidelines. The machine is said to be equipped with in-built alarms that go off with warnings in both Hindi and English – ‘Keep Distance, Stay Safe, and Door Rahiye, Surakshit Rahiye.’


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According to reports, airport director Aryma Sanya said that the machines were made by an Indore-based private firm, Tuchware Systems & Solutions. The machines have been deployed in the hopes of spreading awareness while helping to maintain social distancing norms amongst passengers and airport staff. As of now, the machines are being used on an experimental basis, with one machine currently operating at the departure gate and another soon to be deployed at the arrival gate.


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Indore is one of the worst-hit cities in central India. Madhya Pradesh has confirmed 13,407 COVID-19 cases (as of June 29, 2020).

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