New Delhi: An interactive airspace map indicating fly and no-fly areas for drones across the country will be available online in the next two days, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday.
“In the next two days, an interactive airspace map indicating fly and no-fly areas for drones in the country will be uploaded online. A digital sky platform will be introduced to obtain permission to operate drones, approvals or rejection to be given instantly,” said the Union Minister.
The Minister further informed that it will have red, yellow and green zones earmarked which will indicate different flying zones. In the red zone, no drones will be permitted to fly, but in the green zone, no permission would be required to fly drones. In yellow zones, one may have to seek permission
to fly drones. Earlier in September, the Centre has issued a fresh set of norms – ‘Drone Rules 2021’ – for the usages of drone in the country.
Online registration of all drones shall happen through the Digital Sky Platform, the Ministry had said.
“We have prepared this airspace map in consultation with all state governments. There will be a Digital Sky Platform on it, which means there will be no(role of) the Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DCGA),” the Minister said. “Permission(for operating drones) will be granted by the Digital Sky Platform. Those seeking it will have to enter the entire flight path. Within five seconds, permission or lack of it will be known,” Scindia said.