If you are traveling by air, then new rules have come for taking photographs. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday clarified that there are no restrictions on taking photographs or videos of passengers on the aircraft during the flight.
The DGCA said passengers can click on photos but do not record anything with any device that causes a commotion, disrupts flight operations or violates safety standards or rules restricted by crew members.
The aviation regulator on Saturday said that if a person is found taking photographs inside the aircraft during the flight, the service of that aircraft will be suspended for two weeks.
The DGCA recently issued a new order for airline companies under which airlines may face a two-week suspension on those routes for violating the rule and not taking any action on it.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation told the airline companies in a statement on Saturday (September 12) that under Rule 13 of Aircraft Rules 1937, this was related to photography.
No person on the flight was photographed under the rules.
Violation of Safety and Physical Distance Rules
A DGCA official had said that some videos of the 6E264 flight were seen in which journalists are standing very close to each other.
Hence the violation of safety and physical distance rules. Citing the rules of the aircraft, the DDCA said, “It is strictly prohibited to take photographs inside the aircraft or inside the airport during the flight without the permission of the DGCA or Civil Aviation Department.”
DGCA issued a letter saying that permission to operate the suspended aircraft will be given only if the airline company takes action against those who violate the rules.
Airline Crew Members also Violate the Guidelines
The DGCA has issued guidelines in this case due to violations on behalf of the person that such negligence increases the security risk in airline operations.
Airlines fail to follow these rules due to a lack of vigilance on their part. Apart from this, it was also seen that airline crew members also violate the guidelines.
Crew members are seen clicking on photos with the family at all times. This rule applies not only to passengers but also to airline staff.
Actress Kangana Ranaut Questioned the Airlines
Significantly recently, Kangana also questioned the airlines. As she was leaving Chandigarh Airport for Mumbai, there was chaos in photography on the flight.
During this time, Kangana was flying from Chandigarh to Mumbai on an IndiGo flight when a journalist violated Corona protocol and safety rules.
Kangana expressed her displeasure after the incident. Since then, the DGCA has asked airline companies to follow the rules.