“No Drones, No Gliders!” Mumbai Police Bans Aerial Objects Till September 16 In City’s Airspace

by Vaishalee Kalvankar

According to an official statement on August 18, Mumbai police have enforced a restriction on the operation of drones, remote-controlled microlight aircraft, paragliders, paramotors, hand gliders, and hot-air balloons in the city’s airspace. This official statement was reported by PTI (Press Trust of India). The ban on these aerial objects will remain until September 16. 

Mumbai Police Bans Aerial Objects In City’s Airspace

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According to the prohibition order by Mumbai Police, which was issued on August 17, no aerial objects will be tolerated in the city’s airspace. 

Anyone caught in violation will face charges under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. This order was issued because of the concern that these aerial items would be used to attack VIPs, endanger the public, destroy property, or otherwise interfere with peace and order within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Police Commissionerate.

It strongly forbids the operation of drones, remote-controlled microlight aircraft, paragliders, paramotors, hand gliders, and hot-air balloons inside the city’s boundaries, beginning on Friday and continuing through September 16.

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Airlifted Patient From The Vessel

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According to officials on August 18, Indian Coast Guard Chief Rakesh Pal recently called Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais to give a summary of the Indian Coast Guard’s actions and achievements in safeguarding coastal security. They also talked about enhancing maritime security and fishermen’s safety along Maharashtra’s coastline.

The Indian Coast Guard successfully evacuated a Chinese national from the research vessel MV Dong Fang Kan Tan No. 2 on August 16 despite challenging weather and nighttime conditions. 

A crew member on board the Panama-flagged ship reported experiencing chest pain and signs of cardiac arrest as it was sailing from China to the UAE, according to ANI. In response to this urgent emergency, the Indian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Mumbai instantly established contact with the endangered vessel and provided telemedicine advice. 

The patient was to be airlifted from the vessel, which was around 200 kilometers offshore, due to the patient’s serious condition. (As per Live Mint)

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