India: The Tata Group plans to join Indian technology companies like Swiggy, Zomato to seek permission from Indian civil aviation authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct tests for using drones commercially.
Seeing the increase in applications to conduct such experiments, DGCA has extended the deadline to 10th June, 2019. Several players have already applied for the permission and more are expected to join, reports ET Tech.
Assad Jourban, Business Development, Zipline told ET, “We submitted a proposal to the DGCA experiment EOI, with the Government of Telangana.”
Jourban added, “To start operating more widely, we’re ready, but we will do that only once we have signed service agreements with States, which we hope to have by the end of this year.” The Tata Group are currently developing drones that would be used throughout the Group’s different companies.
Other companies who have expressed their desire to have an association with drone operators are Dunzo, Delhivery.