Drone delivery soon to start in Himachal

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Drone delivery soon to start in Himachal
Drone delivery soon to start in Himachal

To facilitate real-time deliveries, Skye Air will be using its most reliable UAV, Skye Ship One. In the past, it has already undertaken two successful drone delivery projects in Himachal

An agreement has been signed between the Himachal Government and Skye Air to enable drone delivery within the state, which faces severe connectivity issues due to difficult terrain.

The agreement was formalised in the presence of Mukesh Repaswal, Managing Director, HPSEDC, and Anil Semwal, General Manager, HP State Electronics Development Corporation (HPSEDC), and Shrikant Sarda, co-founder and director (Govt Business), Skye Air Mobility, here.

To lend its support by offering payload as service throughout the state, the drone technology-based logistics firm has entered into an agreement with the HPSEDC.

Repaswal said, “The empanelment of various drone service providers and companies is being carried out as part of the Project GARUD. Skye Air has been empaneled with the HPSEDC for the provision of drones as a service. We are confident that they will work towards improving last mile delivery of services, especially in the medical sector in remote areas of the state.”

“This association is significant as connectivity and logistics are a serious challenge in the state due to hilly terrain. Through our services, we will help overcome the problem of poor road and rail connectivity. This will also act as a model for other states to embrace the drone technology faster,” said Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air Mobility, in a statement issued here.

To facilitate real-time deliveries, Skye Air will be using its most reliable UAV, Skye Ship One. In the past, it has already undertaken two successful drone delivery projects in Himachal.  It delivered vaccines and medicines over a distance of 12km from Dharamsala to Tanda Medical College using its small category drone named Skye Ship One.

The technology, in February this year, was used in Chamba district to connect six primary health centres and community health centres via multiple flights between points covering an aerial distance of 170 km throughout the trial.

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