Having an aim to deliver food Through drones at India, online ordering app Zomato on Wednesday announced it has Obtained a Lucknow-based startup TechEagle Program that Functions Only on drones, for an undisclosed sum.
TechEagle can help Zomato make a hub-to-hub shipping system powered by hybrid multi-rotor drones, the business said in a statement.
“We’re at the early stage of aerial innovations and are taking baby steps towards building a tomorrow wherein users may expect a drone to supply the meals they purchased online,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato.
“Our first’delivery endeavor’ currently is to design multi-rotor drones that can pick up a payload below 5 kg and set up drone delivery circuits for decreasing the final mile delivery leg,” additional Goyal.
Zomato has over 75,000 restaurant spouses offering food delivery providers across over 100 cities in India.
It acquired Runnr this past year and now has over 1.5 lakh delivery spouses as part of its very last mile shipping fleet.
“We’re excited to be a part of the team and together build something that will certainly play a considerable part in the future of secondary and primary logistics in the food supply chain in India,” additional Meena.
The acquisition came after Zomato declared earlier this week which Durga Raghunath, presently Chief Executive Indian Express Digital Media Services, will soon be joining the company as Senior Vice President-Growth, effective December 21.