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Goods delivery by drones could soon become a reality in India as the drone policy 2.0 unveiled on Tuesday proposes to allow drones to operate beyond the visual line of site.
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“Commercial UAS (unmanned aerial system) operations will foster various new forms of air freight capabilities, such as creation of supply chain relay networks for delivery of payload, transport of temperature-sensitive commodities like bodily organs, emergency or just-in-time deliveries of life-saving medicines or safe blood for transfusions and collection of patient specimens for delivery to laboratory for time-sensitive testing,” said the document, according to a Business Standard report.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, while unveiling the updated policy at the Global Aviation Summit, said that the country requires to have a policy road map and regulations that will support the growth of the drone ecosystem.
The BS report said that the proposal to allow food delivery via drones came following the demand for the facility by various food delivery firms such as Swiggy and Zomato.
First Published: Jan 16, 2019 10:59 AM IST