The Government of Maharashtra and California based logistics company Zipline, have announced a partnership to use a logistics network of autonomous delivery drones to help transform emergency medicine and critical care. The service, which is expected to launch in early 2020, is part of state’s vision to use drone delivery to establish universal, seven-days-a-week access to lifesaving and critical medicines for its 120 million citizens. Zipline will establish a total of 10 distribution centres across Maharashtra in phases over the next several years.