Govt Launches Airspace Map For Drone Operations: Report
Govt Launches 'Airspace Map Of India' To Check Flying Zones For Drone OperationsCivil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched a new airspace map for drone operations in order to allow civilian drone operators to assess the demarcated no-fly zones and go through specific formalities prior to flying a drone.

The MapMyIndia and IT services company Happiest Minds have developed the airspace map and it has been subsequently put up on the digital sky platform of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

This map (available at divides the airspace into red, yellow and green zones, with the latter two having separate norms that have been revised through the recent developments.

On the other hand, the red zone on the map is a ‘no-drone zone’ where drones can only be operated after attaining the required permission from the central government.

For example, no permissions are needed to fly drones with an all-up weight of up to 500 kg in green zones. In yellow zones, an approval is needed from the concerned air traffic control authorities for drone operations.

The central government has assured that the airspace map of the country can be modified and thus updated by the relevant entities on a timely basis, Financial Express reports.

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