India Post Delivers Mail Using Drone for the First Time

NATIONAL

As part of a pilot project, the Department of Post’s Indian Post delivered mail using a drone for the first time in Gujarat's Kutch district. It was a medical parcel took 25 minutes to cover a distance of 46-km.

Under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Communications, the mail was sent by the drone from Habay village to Ner village of Kutch district by the postal department. With the success of this pilot project, it will now be possible to make postal deliveries by drone in the future.

The pilot project specifically studied the cost of delivery by drones and the geographical location between the two centers, as well as possible coordination among staff during the delivery process, including possible roadblocks.

Recently, ‘Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is the country's biggest drone festival. The use of drones will rise in sectors such as agriculture, sports, defense, and disaster management.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Under the guidance of the Union Ministry of Communications, India Post delivered mail using a drone for the first time in Gujarat's Kutch district.
  • It was a medical parcel that took 25 minutes to cover a distance of 46-km.
  • With the success of this pilot project, it will now be possible to make postal deliveries by drone in the future.
  • The pilot project specifically studied the cost of delivery by drones and the geographical location between the two centers, as well as possible coordination among staff during the delivery process, including possible roadblocks.
  • Recently, the country's biggest drone festival ‘Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

   Facts to know:

  • Union Ministry of Communications: Mr.Ashwini Vaishnaw.
  • India Post functions under the Department of Posts, part of the Ministry of Communications.
  • India Post was established in 1854.
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