E-commerce will soon deliver using drones, hints DGCA

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has hinted that E-commerce players will be able to make airborne delivery of products to customers in India using drones. The DGCA also invited public comments on the draft rules on the use of drones, including for commercial purposes, which the aviation regulator hopes to finalise by the end of this year. E-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart will be able to make airborne delivery using drones enabled by technology being developed by the country's aviation sector. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said, "E-commerce deliveries using drones are certainly going to be possible in India." Sinha made the announcement at the Aero Expo 2017 here organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce. "Aviation is at the cutting edge of technology be it in avionics, software..throwing open the drone industry to experimentation and innovation will really benefit India," Sinha said. Sinha noted various uses of drone technology in fields like oil and gas prospecting, agriculture and in taking pictures.

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