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For the first time, the Department of Posts has delivered mail using a drone as part of a pilot project.
The parcel was sent from Habay village in Bhuj taluka to Ner village in Bhachau taluka in Kutch district– the drone covered 46 kms in 25 minutes.
The postal department used a drone from Gurugram-based drone logistics startup, TechEagle. “It was the longest drone delivery in a single flight and that too in a harsh weather environment with a wind speed of more than 31 km/hr,” TechEagle Innovations tweeted.
Compared to surface transportation, drones help in delivering articles at 5x speed. “As the country celebrated the DroneMahotsav2022, the Department of Posts successfully conducted a pilot test for delivery of parcels through drones in Kutch, Gujarat,” tweeted Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of state for Communications.