Lucknow: In a bid to bring transparency and speed in operations of all works undertaken by the Public Works Department (PWD) in Uttar Pradesh, the government is developing an estimator, monitoring and digitization application, wherein details of all PWD projects will be available for tracking.
An official spokesman said that through this app, all information about the roads under PWD in the state will be available online.
Real-time monitoring of departmental projects can also be done, for which a survey will be done with the help of drones and satellites.
Work is already being done under the Srishti, Vishwakarma, Chanakya, Sentinel and Court Case Monitoring System in the department. To facilitate speedy processing of services under the public works department, the estimator, monitoring and digitisation app is being developed under an integrated system.
The objective is to complete the work on time, he added.
As per the directions of the government to implement the e-Office system in the department and expedite the work of digitisation, PWD will mandatorily implement the system from January 1 next year. For this, work will be started in a phased manner from July 1 at the headquarters level, said the spokesperson.
He further said that the estimates prepared at the block level in the department through estimator software can be obtained completely online at the headquarters level. After the app becomes operational, the process of formation of estimates, and revision of tests at different levels will be possible in a time-bound manner and without much effort.
Through the monitoring app, photographs of any patch or pit on state roads and major districts will be uploaded on the mobile phones of the concerned junior engineers, assistant engineers and executive engineers, added the spokesperson.
After repairing these pits by the department, the pictures will be uploaded again. This will bring transparency in the work and the public will also get convenience.
He said with GIS mapping, each part of the road will be fed with coordinates. The condition of the road can be seen from these coordinates. The work of GIS mapping will be completed soon.