India Post “keeping pace with modern technology” with drone delivery trial

India Post “keeping pace with modern technology” with drone delivery trial
India Post has for the first time delivered mail using a drone as part of a pilot project in Gujarat’s Kutch district, covering a distance of 46 km in 25 minutes, local news sources report.
The mail was sent by the drone from Habay village in Bhuj taluka to Ner village in Bhachau taluka of Kutch district by the postal department under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Communications, a release issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in Ahmedabad said. “With the success of this pilot project, it will now be possible to make postal deliveries by drone in future,” it said.
“Keeping pace with modern technology, the Indian Postal Department has successfully tested for the first time in the country’s postal history a pilot project to deliver mail with the help of drone technology in Kutch district of Gujarat,” the PIB said.
It took 25 minutes for the parcel to reach the destination located 46 km from the originating point.
It was a medical parcel, as per the information shared on Twitter by Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan.
The pilot project specifically studied the cost of delivery by drones and the geographical location between the two centres, as well as possible coordination among staff during the delivery process, including possible roadblocks, the release said.
If the experiment is commercially successful, the postal parcel delivery services will be faster, it added.

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