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Govt approves 166 additional green zone sites for NPNT compliant drone operations

The Union Government today said that 166 additional green zone sites have been approved for No-permission-No-Takeoff, NPNT compliant drone operations to facilitate, smoothen and promote drone operations in the country.

Civil Aviation Ministry said, the approved sites allow drone usage up to 400 feet above Ground Level.

These zones are in addition to the 66 green zone sites approved earlier.

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The Ministry said, the list of the approved green zone sites can be accessed from the Digital Sky Platform.

As per Directorate General of Civil Aviation, under NPNT, 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.

The Ministry said, 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.

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