Francesco’s Pizzeria used a remote-controlled four-rotored drone to send an order to a skyscraper about a mile away.
The restaurant says it’s the first in the world to use drones for deliveries and says it could solve the problem of delivering food before it gets cold in the traffic-chocked city.
But the city police say they’re checking whether the restaurant asked permission from the civil aviation authorities.
A local police chief told the told the PTI news agency: “We are very sensitive towards anything that flies in the sky with the help of remote control.”
Francesco’s chief executive MikhelRajani insisted the delivery was safe as the drone stayed below 400ft and away from security establishments.
“We successfully carried out a test-delivery by sending a pizza to a customer located 1.5 km away from our outlet on May 11,” he said.
The four-rotor drone, which cost around P150, 00 took its order from central Mumbai’s Lower Parel area to a high-rise building in adjacent Worli.
Mr Rajani added there are still some technical difficulties as the machine can only travel around 8km before its batteries run out.