Air taxis that will traverse the airspace instead of roads will be very much possible in the coming days under the drone rules announced on Thursday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Bhartiya Janata Party said.
“Air taxis are being researched and invented globally and many startups are coming up,” the minister averred while addressing a press conference. “That time is not far when taxis, like the ones of Uber etc that you see on roads, you will see in the air under the drone policy. I believe this is very much possible,” he added.
J Scindia further added that the “Defence Ministry, the Home Ministry of India and BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) have been working together so that “counter rogue drone technology” can be developed and adopted quickly.”
According to an official notice issued in August 25, the Ministry of Civil Aviation reportedly eased down the set guidelines applied to the drone operations across the country. This was initiated by degrading the quantity of forms that is yet to be filled, in order to carry out the proper functioning from 25 to 5 and by dipping the fee categories retrieved from the operator in between the slab of 72 to 4.