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R-Day: Flying of objects banned in Delhi

R-Day: Flying of objects banned in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Commissioner of Delhi Police banned flying of objects in the national capital from January 20 as a precautionary measure for the Republic Day. The order by Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik will remain in force up to February 15.

It prohibits flying of "sub-conventional aerial platforms" like paragliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small sized powered aircraft, quadcopters, or para jumping from aircraft.

"It has been reported that certain criminal, antisocial elements or terrorists inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using sub-conventional aerial platforms," Patnaik said in his order.

Hence, he said, flying of objects over the jurisdiction of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day 2019 is prohibited and shall be punishable as per the law.

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