New Delhi, September 20,2021: Dunzo Digital & Skye Air are to kick start drone delivery trials of critical healthcare supplies such as vaccines, medicines, and blood packets from today, September 20 in Telangana.
The drone trials for the Medicine from Sky Telangana initiative have been conducted in real-time with the delivery of real vaccines and medicines. Skye Air which is a part of the Dunzo Med Air consortium for Government of Telangana "Medicines from the Sky" Project will work in collaboration with Dunzo Digital to enable faster and efficient healthcare logistics during the 6 days trial.
The trials will begin on September 20 in Vikarabad, Telagana and will continue till September 25 , during which several healthcare logistics related use cases will be demonstrated by the duo.
Dunzo Digital is a hyper-local on demand delivery service company based out of Bangalore, backed by Google. The company provides faster delivery services in Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
"We believe our participation in the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project will facilitate a more connected state and country. This technology will allow for almost instantaneous access to vaccines and medicines from the most populous to most remote areas in India in the near future." said, Kabeer Biswas, CEO and Founder, Dunzo
Added Swapnik Jakkampundi, Co-founder, Skye Air: “We have had a successful Telangana trial run so far. Dunzo Med Air Consortium will have multiple test use case including extended and reverse logistics in Vikarabad. These will be BVLOS trials which will continue over the next 6 days. The drones will deliver up to 12 km within and expected time frame of 18 minutes with each drone carrying vaccines in a temperature-controlled boxes powered by Bagmo. We are happy to share the vision of Dunzo towards enabling deliveries via drones.”
Skye Air further indicated that they will be conducting around 50 flights all delivering vaccines.