India Post takes the fancy route, uses drone for parcel delivery

For the first time ever, Indian Post – most widely distributed postal system in the world – ran a pilot and used a drone for delivering parcel in the Kutch district of Gujarat, yesterday. The drone covered 46 kilometers between Habay village in Bhuj Taluka to Ner village in Bhachau Taluka of the Kutch district, in 25 minutes, according to India Post.

The pilot was run for medical purposes under the guidance of the Department of Post, Union Ministry of Communications who said “With the success of this pilot project, it will now be possible to make postal deliveries by drone in the future.”

The pilot project looked into the cost of drone delivery as well as geographical distance between two centers and coordination among staff during the process of delivery, including potential bottlenecks.

The news comes in light of the Bharat Drone Mahotsav which held in the capital city of New Delhi on 27th and 28th May.

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