How the Sec­tor Will Be Opened Up

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Drone Reg­u­la­tions 1.0

All flights re­quire dig­i­tal per­mis­sion un­der the new Dig­i­tal Sky – no per­mis­sion, no take­off – regime

Op­er­a­tor per­mits to be is­sued within seven days

Max­i­mum al­ti­tude of 400 feet. Fly­ing lim­ited to visual line of sight dur­ing day time

The reg­u­la­tions pro­vide pa­ram­e­ters for min­i­mum man­u­fac­tur­ing stan­dards

In­sur­ance re­quired for all UAV op­er­a­tors, in­clud­ing the nano- cat­e­gory ones

Drone Reg­u­la­tions 2.0

Pay­load de­liv­ery likely within spec­i­fied air cor­ri­dors

Per­mit for fly­ing be­yond visual line of sight

Au­to­ma­tion of air traf­fic man­age­ment to the ex­tent pos­si­ble

Drone Reg­u­la­tions 3.0

Fly­ing taxi ser­vices ex­pected

Pay­load de­liv­ery to be al­lowed for de­liv­ery of goods to con­sumers in densely pop­u­lated ar­eas

Draw­backs of the Pol­icy

Im­port and pur­chase of drones can be done for spec­i­fied pur­poses, which is re­stric­tive In­sur­ance prod­ucts for drones not avail­able in the In­dian mar­ket

The op­er­a­tor is re­quired to take per­mis­sion 24 hours in ad­vance for the ex­act lo­ca­tion

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