Ministry of Civil Aviation

166 additional green zone sites approved for NPNT(No-permission-No-Takeoff) compliant drone operations

Posted On: 29 MAY 2021 4:01PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted permission of “No-Permission-No-Takeoff' (NPNT) compliant drone operations at 166 additional green zones to facilitate, smoothen, and promote drone operations in the country. The approved sites allow drone usage up to 400 ft Above Ground Level (AGL). These zones are in addition to the Sixty-Six green zone sites approved earlier. The list of the approved green zone sites can be accessed from the Digital Sky Platform (https://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in).

                           As per DGCA, under “NPNT or ‘No Permission – No Take-off’ compliance, every Remotely Piloted Aircraft (except Nano) has to obtain valid permission through the Digital Sky platform before operating in India. The framework mandates users to register on the online portal that acts as the national unmanned traffic management system for remotely piloted aircraft. Flying in these approved ‘green-zones’ will require only intimation of the time and location of the flights via the Digital Sky portal or the app.

                             Drone flights in the green zone sites shall be compliant with the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 dated 12th March 2021 and other relevant orders/ guidelines issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

States wise list of the approved green zone sites:

State

Number of sites

Andhra Pradesh

04

Chhattisgarh

17

Gujarat

02

Jharkhand

30

Karnataka

06

Madhya Pradesh

24

Maharashtra

22

Odisha

30

Punjab

01

Rajasthan

06

Tamil Nadu

07

Telangana

09

Uttar Pradesh

08

 

 

Click here for the list of approved green zone sites with location names.

 

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