Kite flying Banned !

Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma today imposed certain restrictions on kite flying during the Makar Sankranti festival. A police release here said the Commissioner has imposed ban on kite flying on all thoroughfares and in and around places of worship. He appealed to the parents and citizens of Hyderabad not to fly kites from the terraces, which do not have parapet walls, to avoid any untoward incident. Parents should also advice children not to run on the road or vulnerable places for collecting the kites. They may even be vulnerable to electrocution, if they try to collect the kites from electric pole, he warned. The Police Commisisoner also appealed to the revelers not to collect wood forcibly for bonfire and use it only with the consent of owners. The restrictions would be in place from January 13 to 15.