The parcel took 25 minutes to reach its destination, which was 46 kilometres away, thanks to the Department of Posts’ drone.
Officials claimed on Sunday that the Department of Posts had carried mail using a drone for the first time as part of a trial project in Gujarat’s Kutch area, covering a distance of 46 kilometres in 25 minutes.
According to a press statement released by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in Ahmedabad, the letter was transported by drone from Habay village in Bhuj taluka to Ner village in Bhachau taluka of Kutch region by the postal department under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Communications.
“With the success of this pilot project, postal delivery by drone will be conceivable in the future,” it stated.
“Keeping up with modern technology, the Indian Postal Department has successfully tested a pilot project to carry mail using drone technology in the Kutch district of Gujarat for the first time in the country’s postal history,” according to the PIB.
According to the press announcement, the parcel took 25 minutes to reach its destination, which was 46 kilometres away.
According to information published on Twitter by Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan, it was a medical package.
According to the press release, the pilot study looked into the cost of drone delivery as well as the geographical distance between the two centres, as well as possible staff coordination during the delivery process, including potential bottlenecks.
It was also stated that if the experiment is financially successful, postal parcel delivery services will be speedier.
In a tweet on Saturday, Mr. Chauhan stated, “The Department of Posts successfully performed a pilot test for parcel delivery by drones in Kutch, Gujarat, as the country observed #DroneMahotsav2022. In 30 minutes, the Drone successfully delivered the medication cargo over a distance of 46 kilometres.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022,” the country’s largest drone festival, on Friday, predicting that drone use will increase in areas such as agriculture, sports, defence, and disaster management.