Kite Flying banned in Jaipur during sunrise and sunset

Kite flying is restricted during sunrise and sunset in Jaipur, residents are not allowed to fly kites between 6 am and 8 am and between 5 pm and 7 pm.


The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has banned kite flying during sunrise and sunset in Jaipur. No residents are allowed to fly kites between 6 am and 8 am and between 5 pm and 7 pm in the city. The advisory also includes bans on plastic and synthetic thread kites and the use of yarn.

According to a JDA official, “A notification dated on December 26, 2017 prohibits kite flying from 6am to 8am and again from 5pm to 7pm in the city. The notification had been issued following a Jaipur High Court order as these are the peak time for movements of birds in the city. The prohibition is applicable for this year as well.”

It is recommended to refrain from flying kites near the city’s flyovers and ROBs. There is a significant risk of motorcyclists, in particular, getting in contact with the kite string (manjha) and causing harm to themselves, as incidents of this nature have occurred in the past.

The JDA, Jaipur Metro Railway Corporations (JMRCL), and the North Western Railway (NWR) regularly release advisories urging residents to exercise caution when flying kites due to numerous reported injuries each year. Officials emphasize the importance of such advisories in preventing accidents.

As per a JDA official, “Our advisory is also related to the production. Kites made of plastic, or of any other synthetic threads are banned in the city. Uses of yarn in any quality and quantity are also banned.”

Last year, the JMRC issued a notice advising residents to avoid flying kites along the 9.25 km metro corridor extending from Badi Chaupar to Mansarovar. This precautionary measure aims to prevent accidents, considering the constant presence of 25,000 volts in the overhead wires of the metro. The risk of electrocution exists when high voltage passes through strings containing metallic elements. So, it is advisable to fly kites away from the metro corridor. 

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