Saturday, August 14, 2021

Use of drones banned in Ambala district

Ambala: Deputy Commissioner Vikram Kumar has banned storage, sale, possession, use and transport of drones/ similar kinds of UAVs.

The order reads: “In the backdrop of the recent attack on the air force station in Jammu using drones/ UAVs, it has been apprehended that as an attempt to sabotage peace, terrorists/ anti-national elements may, with the help of technology such as drone and other flying objects, try to hit their targets. It has been found appropriate to impose restrictions on the storage, sale possession, use and transport of drones/ similar kind of UAVs in Ambala.”

“Flying unmanned aircraft is governed by the Aircraft Act and Civil Aviation Rules, which restrict flying drones in prohibited areas viz within a distance of 3 kms from the perimeter of any civil, private, defence airport, military installation and district secretariat complex, within 2 kms from the perimeter of strategic locations, and over eco-sensitive zones around national parks and wildlife sanctuaries,” the order reads.

14/08/21 Tribune

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