Aviation Ministry, DGCA grant permission to BCCI to use drones
Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Ministry have given conditional permissions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for aerial filming of cricket matches this year. BCCI and Quidich have been given conditional exemption from various provisions of Aircraft Rules, 1937 for aerial filming of cricket matches in India till December 31, 2021, the official statement said on Monday.
BCCI and Quidich requested to use RPAS for aerial filming
"MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) had received requests from BCCI and Quidich pertaining to granting of request and other correspondences regarding permission to use Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for live aerial filming," the statement said.
Drone utilization is evolving rapidly in our country: MoCA
The DGCA and the Civil Aviation Ministry issued separate orders on February 4, granting the conditional permissions. "The drone ecosystem is evolving rapidly in our country. Its utilization is expanding from agriculture, mining, healthcare, and disaster management to sports and entertainment," Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, said.
Granting of permission in line with the government's objectives
The Joint Secretary stated that the granting of this permission is in line with the objectives of the Government of India to promote the commercial use of drones in the country.