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Swiggy considering drones and looking for solutions for grocery and other item delivery

Swiggy considers drones

Swiggy considering drones and looking for solutions for grocery and other item delivery

Swiggy considering drones – Your dream of having meals delivered by drones can now become a reality! Swiggy, an online food delivery service, is seeking RFPs or bids from drone service providers for drone delivery of groceries and other essential supplies for a six-month trial term, which may be extended at any moment, according to the company’s LinkedIn post. 
 
Swiggy has issued a request for proposal (RFP) or proposals for drone services, which will be available from today (February 22, 2022) to March 2, 2022. The RFP, as well as other related information, is available on the company’s website. 
 
The company’s drone delivery plans are anticipated to include middle-mile and B2B, and will include expanding operations to Mumbai, Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Goa, among other cities. 
 
Swiggy teamed with ANRA Technologies for drone delivery, according to an India Today report from last year. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Directorate General of Aviation (DGCA), and the Ministry of Civil Aviation have all given ANRA Technologies final approval to begin testing for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations in India. 
 
“As a pioneer in investing in technology and logistics with a dedicated delivery fleet, Swiggy has created a powerful footprint in hyperlocal delivery extending beyond food to give convenience to consumers,” Shilpa Gnaneshwar, Principal Program Manager, Swiggy, said in a statement.

Swiggy considering drones

With an increasing number of technology advances aimed at smoothing and speeding up the last mile travel, it’s only natural that we look into the latest options to optimize the benefit to our customers. We’re enthusiastic about the possibilities of drones and can’t wait to see how they perform in BVLOS operations for food delivery. We hope to put the long-range capabilities of drone technology to good use and conduct some ground-breaking trials as a result of our partnership with ANRA.” 
 
Meanwhile, Swiggy, which is funded by SoftBank Group, has begun planning an IPO to raise at least $800 million early next year, according to the Nikkei on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the situation. 
 
According to the article, Swiggy has begun adding independent directors to its board of directors and wants to present itself as a logistics company rather than just a food delivery service. 
 
Instamart, the company’s grocery delivery service, is now competing with companies like Blinkit and Zepto, which promise 10-minute deliveries to entice customers. 

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