Bada Danda can’t be declared ‘no-flying zone’ during Ratha Jatra: Centre

KalingaTV News Network

Puri: The Superintendent of Police (SP) of the district Sarthak Sarangi on Thursday informed that the Union Civil Aviation Ministry has refused to declare the Bada Danda or the Grand Road in Puri as ‘no-flying zone’ during the Rath Jatra.

While speaking to the reporters, Sarangi said that the Ministry in a letter has clarified that the state police’s request to declare the Bada Danda as ‘no-flying zone’ during annual chariot festival cannot be considered saying the route is an international flying route with a clarification that there was no threat to Bada Danda.

Besides, the Ministry said that the overseas passenger jets fly at a height of 35,000 feet. If any plane flying at a height of 10,000 feet, the pilot has to give the signal to the nearest airport.

Sarangi, meanwhile, said the police have no objection if helicopters and aeroplane fly at high altitude, over 30,000 feet.

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