The ICMR has been permitted to use drones up to a height of 3,000 metre to deliver vaccines.
The lower caps were imposed to help the airlines that have been struggling financially due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
The Drone Rules, 2021, once notified, will supersede the UAS Rules, 2021, which came into force on March 12.
An MoU was signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, for this purpose.
Central ministries, including the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, are currently discussing the matter with various other stakeholders.
The increase in airfares will come into effect from June 1, it said. The upper limits on fares remain unchanged.
India has formed air bubble pacts with 27 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.
Indian and UK carriers will each be operating 15 flights per week till January 23 to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad only
Several countries including India had suspended flight services to the UK in the wake of the new mutant COVID-19 strain.
The new panel was set up by the chief secretary on the directions of the higher-ups in the government.