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Sinha asks Tata Steel to innovate with drones for urban issues

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

Union for Civil Aviation today urged and its associate companies to make use of drones to solve urban problems.

Addressing a gathering as the chief guest in the 'City Data For Conclave 2018 - Smart City Initiatives' organized jointly by Tata Steel, Tata Trust, Jusco and at JRD Tata sports complex here, Sinha said drones are the next big thing as its applications are extraordinary.

Drones have varied applications in delivery, transportation, security/surveillance, he said and added that should work on it and develop it as a future industry like it did while setting up the here.

"can be utilized to solve many problems and should work on it and start implementing it from their home town here before following it up in other parts of the state and country," Sinha said.

Referring to the steep fall in air fare, which was as low as the fare of an autorickshaw per kilometer, Sinha said cost of air ticket from to Delhi, or to is almost equal to the fare of an autorickshaw at Rs 4-5 per km.

Sinha said and have efficient management structure and efficient engineers and asked them to figure out whether E-rickshaw with can be operated in an urban environment.

Sinha assured that the government was ready to partner with the in this regard.

Later, addressing a press conference, he said the government was preparing a draft on drone regulation.

Hailing the tremendous work done by in addressing urban problems in Jamshedpur, Sinha said the company did exemplary work in improving traffic system and solid waste management, among others.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 20:35 IST