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Government announced Drone Regulations 1.0 for safe commercial usage: Detail, Purpose



The Government of India announced Drone Regulations 1.0 for safe commercial usage: Details, Aim, Purpose

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) or regulations for civil use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) commonly known as drones. 

The regulations were developed after extensive consultations with various stakeholders and will be effective from 1st December 2018.

Drones are a technology platform having wide-ranging applications from photography to agriculture, from infrastructure asset maintenance to insurance. Drones range in size from very small and those that can carry multiple kilograms of payload.

Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu informed that the Drone Regulations 1.0 are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 feet altitude operations of the drones.

According to the Drone Regulations 1.0, the airspace has been partitioned into three zones- the Red Zone in which flying is not permitted, Yellow Zone that is a controlled airspace; and the Green Zone for automatic permission.

There are 5 categories of RPAS (drones), categorised by weight. These five categories are -Nano, Micro, Small, Medium and Large.





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