As part of its efforts to do away with archaic and irrelevant regulations, the Indian government is planning to repeal the law preventing aerial photography. The civil aviation ministry has initiated talks with the defence ministry and expects to announce the relaxed norms shortly. Civil aviation minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy had also initiated talks with the ministry of defence to allow such photography. There is no stretch in this country that has not been mapped aerially and is not available on the Net. The ministry is also in the process of formulating norms for helicopter players in the country to deregulate the industry.
Source: Times of India
29th September 2003