- June 17, 2021 / 6 min readThe Bengaluru-based food delivery has partnered with ANRA Technologies to experiment the drone deliveries.
Ever imagined getting your food delivered by drones in your balcony or rooftop, get ready to see it very soon as food delivery platform Swiggy has got clearance from the government to start trial of drones for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations in India.
The Bengaluru-based food delivery has partnered with ANRA Technologies to experiment the drone deliveries.
ANRA shared its flight team will launch its first sortie on June 16, 2021 after months of planning, risk assessments, air traffic control integration, training, equipment preparation, and coordination. "For the next several weeks, the flight team will conduct BVLOS food and medical package deliveries in the Etah and Rupnagar districts using ANRA SmartSkies technology," added the statement.
Over the next several weeks, the flight team will conduct BVLOS food and medical package deliveries in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah and Punjab’s Rupnagar districts using ANRA’s SmartSkies technology, the integrated airspace management firm said.
“Swiggy is excited about the potential that drones offer and look forward to trials on BVLOS operations for the use case of food delivery,” added a statement from Swiggy.
With this association, Swiggy aims to put the long-range proficiencies of drone technology to best use and accomplish some ground-breaking trials.
The BVLOS delivery operations are enabled by ANRA SmartSkies CTR and SmartSkies DELIVERY platforms, which provide execution and management of drone operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace, ensuring the safety of the Indian National Airspace and seamless integration into the country’s legacy Air Traffic Control systems.
Along with Swiggy, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, and drone service provider BetterDrones are part of one consortium that will focus on food delivery.
“With an increasing number of technological innovations taking place to smoothen and fasten the last-mile journey, it only becomes natural for us to explore the latest avenues available to maximise the benefit to our consumers,” pointed Shilpa Gnaneshwar, Principal Program Manager, Swiggy.
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