The government opens the registration process for drones on Saturday. Nano drones, which weigh less than 250 grams, will not need to go through the registration process and their owners can start flying them on Saturday itself. Such operators have been advised to inform the local police beforehand and not to breach the privacy of any individual.
The drones weighing more than 250 grams will need registration. Users have to complete the registration process and secure a unique identification number (UIN), and can operate the remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) from January 1.
“It will be a historic day as we will start registration for drones. We will give 30 days’ time to register and from January 1 we expect the operation of the drone to start,” minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said.