IAF appeals to citizens to be clean to ensure safe Republic Day fly past

New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The Indian Air Force has issued an appeal to all citizens to to keep their areas clean and avoid throwing eatables, garbage, dead animals or carcasses in the open in all the days leading upto the Republic Day Parade on January 26 to ensure a safe fly-past.

In a statement, the Air Force said responsible citizens are also requested to alert the nearest air force unit or police station and report instances of carcasses found in the open.

It said that the vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoining Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Birds pose a serious threat to aircraft flying at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds, preventing a safe fly past.

The fly-past takes place at heights varying from 60 to 500 metres. (ANI)

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