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Flying of aerial vehicles banned in Delhi till August 15

Aerial vehicles like quadcopters, drones, paragliders, hot-air balloons have been banned till Independence Day.

delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2017 22:42 IST
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A view of the Red Fort on 70th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Flying of aerial vehicles like quadcopters, paragliders, and hot-air balloons in Delhi has been banned till the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 due to the terror threat, Delhi Police said on Monday.

“... certain criminal/anti-social elements or terrorists... may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries, and vital installations by the use of sub-conventional aerial platforms,” a police statement said.

The list of aerial platforms banned also includes para-motors, hang-gliders, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, microlight aircraft, remotely-piloted and small-powered aircraft, apart from parajumping from aircraft.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 22:37 IST