The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) clarified on Sunday that Photography will be allowed in the commercial flights by the passengers adding that only the recording equipment could lead to the compromise the air safety and could create chaos and violate norms will be prohibited on board.
The clarification was put forward by DGCA when a Lot of fuss was created over the order issued by the aviation regulator for commercial flights stating that suspension of two weeks of the flight route will be invited if there is a violation of in-flight norms, including photography.
Media persons violated the COVID protocol and safety norms on a flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai
The action was taken after the incident that took place in the flight traveling from Chandigarh to Mumbai in which Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was on board on Wednesday. The media persons and the journalists that were aboard on the flight violated the safety norms amid the Corona pandemic by recklessly recording the videos of the actress.
DGCA issued the order for suspension of flight on the route until Airline take the correct action
DGCA statement issued in the aftermath of the incident stated that in case of any violation of rule 13 of Aircraft rules 1937 on any passenger aircraft, the schedule of flight of that particular route shall be suspended for two weeks from the next day. The suspension will remain in effect until the airline completes taking action against the people who violated the norms.
The aviation regulator added that despite the rules airlines often lack off in carrying out the proper investigation of people who don’t follow the rules. Such deviations could compromise the safety of the passengers boarding the flights well as the flight officials.
On Friday, DGCA asked Indigo to take the appropriate action against the media officials who violated the safety norms and social distancing protocols on the flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai.
The media persons were seen standing to close to each other in the flight 6E264 in the videos that went viral on social media platforms. Safety and social distancing rules are made compulsory in this pandemic period.
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