By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 7 Dec: Redcliffe Labs, diagnostics service provider, and drone delivery logistics company Skye Air Mobility, began long term Drone Pilot Flights from the remote hills – Uttarkashi to Sahastradhara, Dehradun, on 6 December. The test samples from their collection centre in Uttarkashi are sent to the Dehradun Redcliffe Labs in just 90 minutes via drone delivery.
Bringing further relief to the residents of Uttarkashi, Redcliffe Labs will operate daily flights for both routine and specialised test sample collection to provide affordable and high-quality diagnostic services. Being the first diagnostic company in India to transport samples via drones, Redcliffe Labs is ensuring that people living in smaller towns or remote areas get access to high-quality, affordable diagnostics.
The Drone Pilot Flights from Uttarkashi Skye Hub to Dehradun Skye Hub will reduce the delivery time which takes 6-8 hours by road and 12 hours during a landslide to only 1.5 hours.
This will be first of its kind end-to-end delivery via connected Skye Hubs at both ends relaying real-time flight information to the Skye Air’s Central Command Centre, Gurugram. The real-time payload health monitoring shall also be there.
Dheeraj Jain, Founder, Redcliffe Labs, said “Our goal in undertaking the drone pilot flight from Uttarkashi Skye Hub to Dehradun Skye Hub is to effectively connect every part of the state to a high-quality diagnostic centre. The residents will no longer need to travel to the larger cities for their diagnostic needs thanks to easy and reliable access.”
“Drones rightly fit into elevating delivery, the Skye Air way. We are enthused to take our partnership with Redcliffe Labs to the next level of beginning long term flights helping the residents of Uttarkashi to get advantage from such services,” said Ankit Kumar, CEO of Skye Air Mobility.