The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has put a ban on the sale and serving of beef within a radius of 10 kilometres of Yelahanka’s Air Force Station in anticipation of “Aero India 2023,” which will be held in Silicon City Bengaluru.
Details about Non-Vegetarian sales are prohibited within 10 kilometres of Bengaluru Air Force Station
According to BBMP authorities, the decision was made because the non-vegetarian food that is left lying around in public locations attracts a lot of scavenger birds, particularly kites, who might cause accidents in mid-air.
Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru will host the 14th iteration of “Aero India 2023” from February 13 to 17. The shutdown of meat shops, non-vegetarian hotels, and restaurants within 10 kilometres of the event has been mandated by the Bengaluru local authority from January 30 to February 20, according to news agency PTI.
“It is to the notice of the general public and proprietors of meat stalls, non-vegetarian hotels and restaurants for closure of all meat/chicken/fish shops and prohibition of serving/sale of non-vegetarian dishes within 10 km radius of Air Force Station, Yelahanka from January 30 to February 20,” read the order issued by the BBMP.
The civic council emphasised that anyone who violates this order will be punished. According to the civic body’s directive, any breach of this will result in penalties under the BBMP Act-2020 and rule 91 of the 1937 Indian Aircraft Rules.
Aero India, India’s biennial roadshow, was launched by the Department of Defense Production of the Defense Ministry last year. It is claimed to be Asia’s largest airshow, and it will last five days. The last two days of the air show are open to the general public, while the first three days are only for business travellers.
The 14th iteration of Aero India, according to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, will be the “largest airshow” with the highest attendance. “The largest airshow with the greatest turnout will be this one. There will be a sizable number of delegates, executives in the aerospace and defence industries, as well as companies, “said Bommai.
The Aero India website lists 633 Indian and 98 foreign exhibitors out of a total of 731.
With 13 successful editions held in Bengaluru since 1996, Aero India has established itself as one of the world’s leading aerospace exhibits, authorities told PTI.
Due to Covid-19 limitations, Aero India in 2021 was only held for three days. But a sizable crowd is anticipated this year at the airshow.