Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS), a drone solutions start-up, will deploy 44 drones to map the entire state of Haryana and the data will be used to create better infrastructure. AUS has bagged a $2-million contract for the work that will include coverage of roughly 32,000 sq. km.
The company, in a statement, said that it will use its proprietary ‘survey-grade drones’ to ensure accurate data capturing.
The mapping will then help in developing accurate revenue maps and land parcel maps for both urban and rural areas, the company said in a statement.
Vipul Singh, the founder of AUS, said that the project will be pivotal to revive the land records apart from boosting the planning and designing of critical infrastructure for transportation, irrigation, water supply etc. across Haryana.
Asus claimed that this is the first of its kind project which has been awarded by the Survey of India. Last year, the company had got a contract to deploy 80 drones to map villages across four states under the SVAMITVA scheme. To date, AUS has mapped roughly 10,000 villages and completed its contract for mapping villages in Uttarakhand, as claimed by AUS.
Being the first Indian company to develop professional drone solutions for enterprises, AUS is a start-up that originated from IIT Kanpur in the year 2013 and is presently headquartered in Bangalore. It was the first start-up to build and deploy PPK GPS-based Survey grade fully autonomous drones in India. AUS is also the first company to get a small category drone certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). It is backed by firms and individuals such as GrowX, 500 Startups, StartupXseed, 3one4 capital, Valpro, Ashok Atluri (Zen technologies) and Sanjay Jesrani (GoNorth ventures).