HUBBALLI: A group of engineering students from Hubballi have come forward to help rescue operations in flood-affected areas and have offered services by the drone, that they have developed in the last few months. The drone could be a boon for the flood-affected areas as basic medicines and food packets can be sent to the areas which are otherwise inaccessible for the rescue teams during flash floods. Students from KLE Technological University in Hubballi have made a Disaster Management Drone, which can carry a payload up to 4-5 kg and can travel up to 4 km.
The drone has been developed by a team of final year engineering students from various departments.
Mohammed Ameen, who has been leading the project, said that the first site test of the drone was done near a flood-affected area of Hubballi.