Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Drones will be delivering groceries

The pilot project will assess the viability of using drones in Swiggy’s grocery delivery service Instamart

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Food delivery firm Swiggy will soon be using drones to deliver groceries. Livemint reportd that Swiggy in its latest blog post pointed out that it had partnered with Garuda Aerospace to use drone technology to deliver groceries in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru. The pilot project will assess the viability of using drones in Swiggy’s grocery delivery service Instamart.

 

“With cities getting more crowded, startups like Swiggy have understood how Advanced Garuda Aerospace drones can play a role in urban mobility and logistics via air to cut down-time of deliveries.”

— Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder CEO of Garuda Aerospace

 

The drones will be used to replenish inventory between seller-run dark stores and a “common customer point”.

Founder CEO of Garuda Aerospace Agnishwar Jayaprakash referred to the Swiggy partnership as a “dawn of a new era in drone deliveries” and said that with cities getting more crowded, startups like Swiggy have understood how Advanced Garuda Aerospace drones can play a role in urban mobility and logistics via air to cut down-time of deliveries.

Currently, Garuda Aerospace is India’s most valuable drone startup with a valuation of $250 million.

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Roma Ghosh
Roma Ghosh has recently retired as Associate Professor for Media Studies from an international university. She was with the Times of India as a correspondent for many years. Her passion is cooking and she has been doing recipes and photo shoots for Women's Era for the last 15-odd years.

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