Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, July 31

In a major development, the district administration has issued guidelines to register drones and seek permission for their use, especially during weddings, parties and political gatherings.

Kapurthala Additional District Magistrate-cum-ADC (G) Aditya Uppal issued orders in this regard under which use of drones has been regulated due to possibility of law and order problems, security threats and misuse of drones/UAVs by anti-social elements to create panic.

Uppal said all drones operating in Kapurthala should be registered with the SDM as per rules and regulations of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He said the SDM would issue a unique identification number (UIN) and maintain a proper register mentioning the make, type, unique body chassis number of the drone.

He said no drone can be flown more than 400 feet vertically, besides drones cannot be flown in areas near airports,…