Paragliding has been banned in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh till further orders. These orders have been issued by the administration after the death of the pilot and tourist during paragliding in Bir. Keeping in view the safety of the tourists, it has been asked to meet the parameters of safe paragliding. The District Tourism Development Officer has been asked to ensure registration of all paragliding operators and pilots. Along with registration, arrangements will also have to be made to give a unique code. The District Tourism Development Officer has been asked to make provision for fines for paragliding without a license. Pilots who are found repeatedly disobeying orders. They should be blacklisted.
Orders have been given to the sub-divisional officers to constitute a local technical and regulatory committee with the concurrence of the Paragliding Association. The committee will monitor suitable weather and other safety arrangements regarding paragliding. Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal said that the concerned sub-divisional officers have been ordered to make proper arrangements for checking the licenses of pilots and paragliding at two flights and landing sites, so that paragliding without registration can be curbed. Along with this, orders of no parking zone have also been asked to be passed at the landing site. It has been asked to ensure compliance of these orders within 15 days, the decision of ban on paragliding will be reconsidered only after compliance of the orders.