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 - Independence Day 2020: Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory, Check Which Roads Are Blocked Till August 15
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 - In a First, Tricolour to be Hoisted at The Iconic Times Square in New York on Independence Day
The order added if the ban was violated, it will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in Delhi Cross 1.45 Lakh-mark, Kejriwal Says Situation Under Control | Top Developments
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.