Short term ban on drones in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police issued a temporary ban on unmanned flying aircraft (drones) and other RC controlled devices from 8th April to 7th May.

“No flying activities of remotely controlled drones or para-gliders or Remotely Controlled Micro-Light Aircraft will be allowed in the Jurisdiction of Hyderabad city limits without prior police permission in writing,” said Anjani Kumar, Hyderabad police chief on a statement.

The new move is as part of a notification received from intelligence agencies, stating that there could be terrorist attacks and security breach, which could create chaos among the public.

The police also states that anyone violating the rules would be booked for further charges under the rule. As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA regulations, drones having a kerb weight of above 250 gm have to be registered under DGCA.