Updated June 8th, 2024 at 11:03 IST

No-Fly Zone For 2 Days, G20-Like Security: Delhi Gears Up for Modi 3.0 Oath Event on June 9

Such aerial platforms have been banned by police to thwart any criminal element from posing a threat to the safety of people on the day of grand event.

Reported by: Manisha Roy
Delhi declared no-flying zone from June 9-10 | Image:PTI/File
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New Delhi: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, scheduled to take place on June 9 amid presence of several world leaders at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Delhi Police has announced several security measures to facilitate the smooth flow of events during the day.  

The national capital has been declared a no-fly zone with police banning drones, paragliders, hot air balloons, and other unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft systems (UAVs and UAS). This order will come under effect for a period of two days – from June 9 to 10.

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According to the police order, the use of such aerial platforms has been prohibited to thwart any criminal element from posing a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using them.

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In its notifications, the Traffic Police wrote, “ With effect from 09.06.2024, there will be a prohibition on flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVS, UASS, microlight aircrafts, remotely piloted aircrafts, hot air balloons, small sized powered aircrafts, quadcopters or para-jumping from aircraft etc. over the jurisdiction of the NCT of Delhi in view of swearing-in ceremony in the National Capital Territory of Delhi to thwart criminal, anti-social elements or terrorists inimical to India from posing a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using them.”

High Alert in Delhi, Traffic Restrictions Likely to Come UP

“This shall remain in force for a period of 02 days i.e. upto 10.06.2024. Violations of the order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” the notification further read. 

Meanwhile, a multi-layered security layer formed by the Special Protection Group (SPG), the National Security Guard (NSG), armed paramilitary forces and the Delhi Police will remain in place in and around the Rashtrapati Bhavan when Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister for the third consecutive term. 

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Additionally, a high alert has already been declared in the national capital and security has been beefed up around the venue, at hotels where the foreign dignitaries will be staying, and the routes the dignitaries will be taking. 

Traffic restrictions and diversions are likely to come up on certain roads in central Delhi during the grand event. Nearly 3,000 security and traffic personnel will remain deployed in and around the venue.
The commandos from Delhi Police’s SWAT and NSG will remain deployed around the Rashtrapati Bhawan and various strategic locations on the event day.
 

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Published June 8th, 2024 at 08:40 IST