IG Drones Completes Comprehensive Drone Survey for Odisha’s Puri International Airport

Cutting-Edge Technology Paves the Way for Detailed Project Planning

IG Drones, India’s forefront leader in drone technology and analytics, has successfully concluded a comprehensive drone survey of the forthcoming Puri International Airport in Odisha. This survey marks a significant milestone in the Rs 2,203 crore project, which recently saw a call for global bids by the state government. The drone survey, completed in just two months, will play a crucial role in drafting a Detailed Project Report (DPR), leveraging high-tech drone capabilities to offer precise, real-time data for ongoing project monitoring.

IG Drones employed domestically developed drones fitted with advanced sensors for this project. These drones captured high-resolution images, videos, and a wealth of additional data, all processed through IG Drones’ proprietary software, IG One. This software provides detailed technical insights and allows for real-time tracking of project progress, highlighting the transformative potential of drone technology in large-scale infrastructure developments.

Drones are increasingly becoming integral to infrastructure projects due to their efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness. They minimize the need for manual labor, reduce project timelines and costs, and are invaluable for tracking construction progress, assessing work quality, and identifying potential issues during construction phases.

Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya, Founder and CEO of IG Drones, expressed his excitement about the project, saying, “We have successfully surveyed numerous projects, including metro rail, bullet trains, and mining operations in the past. Surveying the Puri International Airport is another feather in our cap, especially as a company originating from Odisha. It is a proud moment to contribute to this project dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Our team promptly initiated the survey using our sophisticated, high-tech drone technology and ensured safety and security for both our staff and equipment throughout the process.”

IG Drones also introduced the IG Drones Jaga, named in honor of Lord Jagannath. This advanced surveillance drone is equipped with high-resolution cameras and state-of-the-art sensors, designed for excellence in security, defense, agriculture, and infrastructure monitoring. Its agile design ensures precise data collection and real-time surveillance, embodying the fusion of innovation and reliability for unmatched performance.

The Puri International Airport, officially named Sri Jagannath International Airport, will be constructed near Puri’s Sipasarubali area. The initial phase of the project is set to develop a capacity of 4.6 million passengers per annum (mppa) under a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The total project is estimated to cover around 1,165 acres, with an anticipated cost of Rs 2,203 crore.

IG Drones has a history of securing high-profile surveying projects, showcasing its expertise in utilizing cutting-edge technology. Recently, the company received a work order for a drone survey at the NDMC Diamond Mining Project in Panna and was contracted for a crucial pipeline inspection at NTPC Darlipali Thermal Power Station in Odisha, a project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These accomplishments highlight IG Drones’ continuous efforts in advancing drone technology and its application in critical projects.

Moreover, IG Drones has established strategic partnerships with various state governments, over 100 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and prominent multinational corporations (MNCs), offering a broad spectrum of drone-related services. Committed to positioning India as a global drone hub by 2030, IG Drones has received robust support from the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and the Government of Odisha.

The company’s dedication to drone technology excellence was recently recognized with the UAV Tech Excellence Award at the Elets Digital Natives Summit for developing India’s first 5G-enabled drone, the Skyhawk. This award underscores IG Drones’ innovative contributions and commitment to revolutionizing business through digital-first strategies.

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