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India to start drone trials for delivery of essential items

June 14, 2021

India to start drone trials for delivery of essential items
India will complete the first long-range drone trips for the delivery of medications and food in parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Punjab.
The experimental deliveries will be led using long-range drones that can fly up to 20 kilometers, a report in The Economic Times said. This will check the first run-through for using such drones as India allows just drone flights within a visual line of 450 meters from the operator.
A worldwide drone service provider ANRA Technologies will hold trial delivery of medicines in a joint effort with the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and with Swiggy for food delivery, the report added.
In the meantime, Throttle Aerospace and Daksha Unmanned Systems, as a team with Narayana Healthcare, will lead the delivery of meds in Gauribidanur in Karnataka and Thiruvalluvar outside Chennai. The pre-trials for a similar will be directed on June 18 and 19 preceding the formal launch of its experimental flight on June 21, the publication said.
A consortium of 34 organizations had shown revenue after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had delivered an outflow important to lead test BVLOS (past visual view) drone trips in May 2019.

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