bir: safety application to check paragliding accidents | News from Shimla
In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, Nipun Jindal recently chaired a meeting of the Department of Tourism and Paragliding Association in Dharamshala. On this application, registration of paragliding operators and pilots will be done and paragliding rates will also be set so that tourists will not face any inconvenience.
Nipun Jindal said through the app that the administration will monitor paragliding in the district. He said no one will be allowed to paraglider without registering, along with this, the logo will also be displayed on the paraglider plane so that people paragliding without registration can be monitored.
He indicated that a local technical committee will also be formed for paragliding in complete safety, for which the district magistrates (SDM) have been responsible for issuing the ordinances. Along with this, a committee will also be formed regarding the weather, which will regularly guide paragliding operators on favorable weather for paragliding. The DC also said paragliding equipment testing will also be required after three months.
The DC said that appropriate measures will also be taken for the regular training of paraglider pilots in Bir through the tourism department. He said that for this, the development of a pilot training institute is also underway in Bir. He said that no parking area would also be reserved at the paraglider landing site so that no untoward incident could occur. He said having a paragliding app would help keep tourists safe as well as orderly paragliding.
In view of the mishaps that have occurred in paragliding and other adventure sports and related adventure activities, the High Court of Himachal Pradesh had in January this year constituted a seven-member committee headed by the Secretary, District Legal Service Authority to personally and physically verify the registration and license of operators and their validity period. The committee will also verify other aspects related to adventure sports activities.