The Department of Posts on Sunday delivered medicine parcel using a drone as a part of a pilot project in Gujarat’s Kutch district. The drone covered a distance of 46 km in 25 minutes.
The mail was delivered by drone from Habay village in Bhuj taluka to Ner village in Bhachau taluka of Kutch district by the postal department, according to a press release issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in Ahmedabad. “With the success of this pilot project, future postal deliveries by drone will be possible,” it said.
According to the release, the pilot project specifically studied the cost of drone delivery and the geographical location between the two centres, as well as possible coordination among staff during the delivery process, including potential roadblocks. If the experiment is commercially successful, postal parcel delivery services will be faster, according to the company.
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