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The government has approved the commercial use of drones

Starting December real estate developers, power producers and mining companies, among others, can use drones for mapping, surveying and photography purposes.

But e-commerce companies will have to wait to deliver shipments via the aerial route, with the drones allowed to fly only along the visual line of sight, below 400 feet and with riders on weight.

Manufacturers feel the rules are too restrictive as any drone intended for commercial use will weigh more than 2 kg, making it necessary for the operator to seek permission every time it’s operated.

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