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Telangana To Use Drones For Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has given the approval for a pilot project of the Telangana government which aims to deliver medical supplies using drones.According to the clearance, drones can be operated within the visual line of sight (VLOS) range for a period of one year. This is the first step that we are also seeking permission to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) because we want to deliver medical supplies at longer distances. The pilot project will take place in Vikarabad district for which we have received clearances from Airport Authority of India. Eight drone companies will participate in a 22-day test project, said L Rama Devi, Director of Emerging Technologies, Telangana IT DepartmentThe state government had called for proposals from drone service providers to demonstrate safe, accurate, and reliable pickup and delivery of medical supplies.The government has also signed a MoU with leading drone manufacturer DJI for pilot training.-article writerSyeda mehrukh naaz

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