Manipur government prohibits opening of oil pumps, operating drones during Modi’s visit, in Imphal


Imphal: To secure and to facilitate smooth visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Manipur on Tuesday, Imphal district magistrate has issued an order to close all petrol pumps along the stretch of Bir Tikendrajit International Airport to Sanjenthong from 8 am till the Prime Minister leaves Imphal.

In another order the district magistrate said the entire stretch of road and surrounding areas from the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal to Sanjenthong Bridge, Imphal West and Roads leading to RIMS, Lamphel have been designated as ‘red zone’ under Section 19 of the Drone Rules, 2021.

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Any unmanned aircraft system operation (drones) including Nano, micro category shall be prohibited from 8 am of Tuesday till the time of departure of the Prime Minister of India, it added.


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