In a rather surprising and disturbing incident, a drone was spotted making rounds over Hyderabad Shamshabad airport. The drone was spotted on March 26, Tuesday night, at around 11 pm.
The drone made rounds on the northern side of the airport, and the airport authorities share that the drone came up from the Mamidipally side and did rounds over the CISF housing community, GAMR Chinmaya School, Dharmagiri temple, and surrounding areas for about four hours.
Usually, the planes that wait for the green signal from the ACT fly in this zone at a low altitude. Thankfully, on the night when a drone was spotted, there were no planes lined up for landing. This deferred any chances of collusion in the sky.
It is prohibited to fly any drones in this zone, and the drone flew into the area despite this. The incident has put the security authorities on high alert. The entire area, too, has been put on high alert. Cyberabad police are investigating the incident.
Drones have been spotted in sensitive zones in some parts of the country, giving rise to security concerns. Nowadays, drones are being used for civilian activities, though some areas are strictly off-limits.