Mumbai Police Declares Dadar’s Shivaji Park Area A ‘No Fly Zone’ Due To Air Attack Suspicion

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mumbai Police Declares Dadar’s Shivaji Park Area A ‘No Fly Zone’ Due To Air Attack Suspicion

This year, India will be celebrating its 74th Republic Day. The atmosphere is filled with enthusiasm and happiness. Amidst the preparations for this important day, the Mumbai Police has issued a notification. Dadar’s Shivaji Park has been declared a ‘no fly zone’ by Mumbai police. It has also issued some prohibitory orders for 24 hours, which will start at 12 am on Republic Day. The reason behind this is that an aerial attack is suspected on Republic Day. 

Dadar’s Shivaji Park Area Is Declared A ‘No Fly Zone’

Vishal Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police, issued a notification in which he mentioned that security has been stepped up ahead of India’s 74th Republic Day celebrations. The notification also stated the reason behind declaring Dadar’s Shivaji Park, a ‘no fly zone’. It was said that it is quite possible that terrorists or anti-social elements might try to breach the peace during the public programme and ceremonial parade

It stated that terrorists or anti-social elements might use the airspace to create disturbances in the programme and public tranquility. This might be very dangerous for human life and might also cause damage to public property. In addition to this, any flying activities will not be allowed in the legal area of Shivaji Park Police Station on January 26. According to the police, the order will be in effect until the end of January 26.

Dadar’s Shivaji Park
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A ban on the flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms in the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been imposed by Delhi Police. An order was imposed by the Delhi Police Commissioner that some anti-social elements might pose a threat to the safety of the general public, guests, and public property. The Commissioner mentioned that aerial platforms like paramotors, paragliders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), hang gliders, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), hot air balloons, etc. are all banned. 

This year’s Republic Day parade will feature Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the president of Egypt. On his official visit from January 24 to 27, he will be joined by a high-level group that includes five ministers and senior officials. He will be meeting the Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, President Droupadi Murmu, and others. 

Dadar's Shivaji Park
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