he authorities in Srinagar district have banned the storage, sale, possession, use and transport of drones and similar kind of unmanned aerial vehicles in the territorial jurisdiction of the district.
In an order, the district magistrate Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz has said, “Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has provided draft guidelines/Standard operating protocol to regulate the use of drones in terms of weight classification, generation of Unique Identification Number, Height / Altitude restrictions, Speed restriction, Enforcement / Panel action etc.,” the order reads.
“Keeping in view the security situation apart from concerns of breach of privacy, nuisance and trespass, it is extremely dangerous to let unmanned aerial vehicles to wander around in the skies within the territorial jurisdiction of District Srinagar,” the order reads.
“Moreover, the Govt. Departments using drones for Mapping, Surveys and Surveillance in Agricultural, Environment conservation and Disaster Mitigation sector shall inform the local Police Station before undertaking any such activity in public interest,” it reads.