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Swiggy and Anra Tech to soon launch the first drone delivery trials.

Drones are destined to become the future of logistics

by Akansha_B Updated: 17 Jun, 2021, 22:19 IST
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Swiggy may soon use drones to deliver food. Testing for both food and medical products is set to begin. Swiggy's drone delivery partner, ANRA Technologies, has received final approval from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Directorate General of Aviation (DGCA), and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) to begin drone trials for food delivery.

Anna’s flying team launched their first sortie after months of planning, risk assessments, air traffic control integration, training, equipment preparation, and coordination.

Swiggy and Anra Tech to soon launch the first drone delivery trials.

Using Anra SmartSkies technology, the flying team will undertake BVLOS food and medical package deliveries in Etah and Rupnagar districts over the next few weeks. Anra is the only UAS technology supplier allowed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to head two consortia as part of this pioneering project among the program's selected participants.

We are excited about the potential that drones offer and look forward to trials on BVLOS operations for the use case of food delivery,” said Shilpa Gnaneshwar, Principal Programme Manager at Swiggy.

Several weeks ago, Dunzo, a Google-backed delivery startup, revealed that it will trial drone delivery services of medications as part of the Hyderabad government's 'Medicine from the Sky' initiative, which was launched in cooperation with the World Economic Forum. The project's goal is to enable emergency medical delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations and other necessities.

Dunzo is one of the companies recently granted permission by the federal government to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing flights with drones.

Benefits of Drone Delivery Services

Drones are destined to become the future of logistics, because of their lower costs, increased convenience, and delivery time.

Reduced road traffic.

Businesses are investigating the use of drone technology for delivery jobs. Fewer delivery vehicles or vans on the road will significantly assist to reduce traffic congestion.

Less environmental pollution

Drone Delivery Services are proven to be handier and more efficient than delivery vehicles. Drones will significantly cut carbon emissions, therefore helping to safeguard the environment to some degree.

Decreased delivery time.

Delivery drones transport packages to their destination without being impacted by road traffic and on a pre-planned optimised route. Customers will receive their orders in less than 30 minutes.

While many drones are capable of becoming independent, there are several obstacles, such as landing a drone in an unfamiliar area. Dropping packages to deliver them from the air is a difficult task to master.

There are also security issues because drones are costly machinery that individuals will want to steal or harm. There are several challenges, but with quality software, development time, and enough training, all of these issues may be resolved.

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