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Independence-Day: Delhi police prohibits aerial activities


New Delhi, Aug 11 Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police today issued an order prohibiting aerial activities of several kinds including para-gliding, UAVs, hot air baloons, till the second week of October.

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The restrictions, that will come into force from tomorrow and continue till October 10, involve para-gliders, para-motors, hang gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small-size powered aircraft, quadcopters and para jumping from aircraft among others.

Special teams of police will be stationed on August 15 to neutralise the possibility of any airborne-activity such as drones.

Heightened security arrangements will be put in place for the celebrations at the historic Red Fort this year in wake of terrorists striking crowded places worldwide.

Nearly 6,000 security personnel and hundreds of CCTV cameras will monitor from three control-rooms the venue at Red Fort, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation, police officials have said.

More than 5,000 Delhi Policemen and 1,000 paramilitary personnel will be deployed at the venue apart from elite NSG commandos and intelligence officials.


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