Soon, book a drone powered by PPP; pilot project set for take-off

States may provide a subsidy on the price that consumers have to pay for the service to make it more affordable

Drones to be offered as a service in a PPP model for a tenure of 12 months

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
E-commerce players may soon rent out drones, so you can use them the way you book a cab on an app, and test viable use-cases for last-mile delivery. This means that bootstrapped drone manufacturers will find ready-made use-cases for their machines rather than having to develop the market from scratch.

The government’s tech piloting agency, Ease of Doing Business (EODB), is finalising details for a mega commercial pilot project, which is looking at inviting 16 players (individual companies or consortiums) across various locations in the country to offer drones-as-a-service in a public-private partnership (PPP) mode for a tenure of 12 months.

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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 11:22 PM IST

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