Mumbai residents are no longer permitted to fly drones, as the local authority has banned the use of unmanned aircraft in the city, reports Mumbai Mirror. The cops who had previously prohibited the use of drones till the end of the ongoing Ganesh festival (September 9) fearing the misuse of drones, has now extended the ban until regulatory mechanism on the use of drones is established. This is the first time a government authority has banned the use of drones. Until now, the government’s stance on drones wasn’t clear, and it still isn’t outside the Mumbai city. In June, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the authority that monitors aviation told Deccan Chronicle that they hadn’t yet formulated (or revised the Aircraft Act, 1934) laws to govern the use of drones. Rakesh Maria, Mumbai police commissioner told Mumbai Mirror that all the…
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