NCRTC permitted to use drone

New Delhi (NVI): The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation have granted conditional exemption to National Capital Region Transport Corporation for the deployment of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System for Data Acquisition for mapping and implementation of Web-based Geographical Information System platform for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

Commenting on the development, Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “Congratulations to NCRTC for receiving the drone surveillance approvals. This will help them in effective aerial surveillance and project planning. The granting of these approvals is in line with the MoCA’s objective of promoting use of drones for mass benefit.”

The conditional exemption is until 31st December 2020 or until the full operationalisation of Digital Sky Platform, whichever is earlier.