Air travelers will now be allowed to use mobile phones once the aircraft lands and clears the active runway. DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has amended aircraft rules to allow the use of mobile phones by passengers once the aircraft clears the active runway except in cases when low
visibility conditions exist at the airport.
So far, the use of mobiles was allowed only after the aircraft came to a complete halt and boarding gates opened. This was done to ensure that mobile signals do not disturb the communication between the cockpit and the air traffic control. The aviation safety regulator said it had amended Rule 29B of Aircraft Rules.
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