Police May Regulate Or Ban Use Of Private Drones

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  • The police are considering either regulating or even completely banning the use of private drones within the city limits citing security reasons.
  • Following the recent announcement that drone owners must notify to the Police Commissionerate, three persons, including a famous film actor, have reported with specifications of their device.
  • This comes in the wake of a camera-fitted drone falling on the terrace of a serviced apartment in M.R.C Nagar recently.
  • The man who navigated it was detained by the police the next day.
  • Police Commissioner S. George pointed out that drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) could pose a serious threat to security.
  • Ban on drones is in place in cities like Mumbai.
  • With the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) barring the use of drones or any type of UAS in civilian airspace, the city police may soon slap a ban on the devices in Chennai or subject its commercial users’ to prior police clearance procedure after fulfilment of various guidelines for flight.
  • Police are also collecting information on possible selling points of UAS in Chennai, including grey markets and online dealers.