Independence Day 2020: The Delhi Police has banned flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms starting from Friday till August 15 as part of security measures.Also Read - Extreme Weather Events In THESE Places; Delhi To Record Coldest Day Of The Season Today
The order signed by Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava states that it is prohibited to fly sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small sized powered aircraft, quadcopters or para jumping from aircraft. Also Read - Delhi Reduces Number of Dry Days to Just 3, Down From 21 Earlier in The Whole Year. Details Here
The order added if the ban was violated, it will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Also Read - IMD Predicts Cold Day, Cold Wave Conditions For THESE States Over Next 5 Days. Full Forecast Here
The ban comes after it was been reported that certain criminal, anti-social 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.