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CP bans para-gliders, drones in city

Following inputs from Intelligence agencies about the possibility of attacks by terrorist/anti-social elements with the use of para-gliders, remote controlled drones micro-light aircraft, Hyderabad City Police Commissioner M. Mahendar Reddy ordered that no flying activities of remotely controlled drones or para-gliders or remotely controlled micro-light aircraft be allowed in the city police limits without prior police permission.

In an order issued on Monday, the CP stated that no non-government agency, organization or individual will be allowed to launch Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial Survey (UAS) etc. Government agencies and organizations should obtain appropriate clearance from local Police and Aviation authorities before launching any UAS/UAV for any purpose. Any person violating the will be prosecuted. The order will be in force from October 8 to November 7. (NSS)