Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Top cop asks citizens not to use drone cameras

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat warned against using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drone cameras, without obtaining prior permission from the authorities concerned.

Mahesh Bhagwat, in a press release on Monday, said that it has come to the notice that drone cameras were being used in marriage functions and other events within the Rachakonda commissionerate limits without obtaining permission from the Police Department and the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Further, all the managements and owners of function halls, gardens, farm houses, resorts and hotels within the Rachakonda limits have been asked to ensure strict compliance of the rules relating to the UAS, failing which action would be initiated against them.

He said the DGCA notified that the UAS has the potential for large number of civil applications. However, the use of drones (UAS) would also pose security threat. The airspace over cities in India has high density of manned aircraft traffic. Due to lack of regulation, operating procedures and standards and uncertainty of the technology, UAS pose threat for air collisions and accidents, the release added.
08/08/17 Hans India