In the latest development, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday announced that an interactive airspace map with red, yellow and green zones earmarked on it to indicate go and no-go areas for operating drones will be uploaded on a digital platform. On Thursday, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the airspace map had been prepared after consultation with state governments a month after the Centre unveiled a new policy for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Briefing the media, Union Minister Scindia said no drones will be allowed to fly in the red zones on the airspace map while in the drones will be allowed to fly with permission from the concerned authorities, i.e. Digital Sky Platform in the yellow zones. Furthermore, in the green zones for drones, no permission will be required at all for operating them.
On Wednesday, Union Min Scindia arrived in his home turf – Gwalior – for the first time after being inducted into the Union cabinet in the month of July. The BJP leader was accorded a grand welcome by the local people. The Minister stated, “We have prepared this airspace map in consultation with all state governments. There will be a Digital Sky Platform on it, which means there will be no (role of) the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).”