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No Drone@ PM Program

Bhubaneswar:  For the safety and security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the State Government has restricted the use of drone during his visit to Odisha and declared as “no drone zone and no flying zone” the venue of the function addressed by the PM.

The Director Intelligence of Odisha Police has written a letter to the Director of Information and Public Relations for information of the Media.  

The decision was taken as during the last visit of the PM some media persons were seen using drones for taking visuals of Modi during public meetings, rallies, road shows inviting threat to the VVIP.

The Director of Intelligence asked the Collectors concerned to declare all places of function visited by the VVIPs as ‘ No drone zone/no flying zone.’ with proper display /signage at all the venues as a security measure.

Flying drones by media personnel, organisers, and event management teams should be strictly prohibited near the vicinity of the PM, the order said.

The decision of the State Government has assumed much significance in view of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the State again on May 10 next. Modi will arrive here on May 10 on a two-day visit to the State.

During the visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to participate in a road show on May 10 at Bhubaneswar.

 He is scheduled to address public meetings at Kandhamal, Baragarh, and Bolangir on May 11 next.

The Director of Intelligence asked the DCP, Bhubaneswar, SSP Kandhamal, Baragarh, and Bolangir to restrict the flying of drones near the vicinity of VVIP during the VIP programme and to take action against the defaulters.