Monday, January 02, 2017

Ahead of Makar Sankranti, Mumbai Police bans kite flying near airport

The Mumbai police has issued a circular stating that between December 31 and February 28, no person will use paragliders, balloons, and high-rise crackers; release kites and other light objects in and around the approach of funnel of runway; or flash laser light beams in the direction of landing aircraft.
The airport is situated in a thickly populated area. A senior officer with the Mumbai Police said, "The circular has been issued keeping in mind the festival of Makar Sankranti. In several instances in the past, kites and flying lanterns have come in the path of an aircraft. Bursting of crackers also disturbs the flight landing and take off."
01/01/17 Saurabh Vaktania/India Today

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