Bengaluru: Drones banned ahead of Aero India 2019

Aero India show is about to take off on February 20, 2019, in Bengaluru and ahead of the show unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, balloons and aircraft systems have been banned due to security concerns.

The police are also taking a stand to prevent traffic congestion and by prohibiting parking of vehicles on both sides of the highway around the air base.

The Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar said in a statement, “In view of the aerospace expo at the Yelahanka Air Force Station from Wednesday, flying of aerial platforms like UAVs or drones, UAS and balloons are banned over the city to maintain law and order under the prevailing security scenario.”

He also stated that parts of the city, from Mekhri Circle to the international airport and the Yelhanka air base will be duly regulated during the air show which will take place from 7 am to 7 in the evening. This will help to ensure movement and mobility on the highway and towards the airport.

Rescheduling of the departures and arrivals of the flights to help in the practice sessions of the military and civil aircraft.

“Arrival and departure of passenger flights will be affected for five hours (10 am-12 noon and 2 to 5 pm) on February 18-19; six hours (9am-12 noon and 2 to 5 pm) on February 20; and five hours (10 a.m.-12 noon and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.) from February 21-24,” BIAL said in a statement.

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