Center grants authorization to use drones to Bhubaneswar NISER for specific locations
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted an authorization for the use of drones to the National Institute of Scientific Education and Research in Bhubaneswar. “The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the rules of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), 2021 at the National Institute of Education and scientific research (NISER), Bhubaneswar “, informed an official. communicated by the ministry.
The exemption allows aerial survey and photogrammetry of centrally protected monuments in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) using drones.
Approved locations for drone operations for NISER include Raja-Rani Temple, Bhubaneswar and Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar.
This exemption is valid for a period of one year from the date of approval or until further notice, whichever occurs first and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the standard operating procedures issued by the DGCA.
Earlier this month, an authorization to use drones was also granted to the Directorate of Urban Local Organizations (DULB), Haryana for data acquisition, mapping and implementation of a platform. Web GIS for AMRUT Town Development and Property Tax Survey for Hisar, Panchkula, Ambala Urban Areas.
On July 16, at least four drones were spotted flying over military installations in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
The June 27 attack on the Jammu Air Force station was the first such case of suspected Pakistan-based terrorists deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to strike vital facilities in India.
The National Investigation Agency is investigating the case.
After the attack on Jammu, the number of drone sightings increased dramatically and there were several instances where Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) troops at the border fired at them.
(With ANI inputs)
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