By Accommodation Times Bureau
Tapping the IT potential for bringing efficiency, transparency and accountability in the Public Works Department, Vijay Inder Singla PWD Minister Punjab launched the Punjab Roads GIS Portal and Punjab Sarak Sewa (PSS) Mobile App on October 8 at Chandigarh.
Singla informed that the department with the technical support of NIC has prepared the GIS portal of Punjab roads wherein the details of all the roads as to whether they are State roads, National highways, roads of Mandi Board, link roads, District roads etc are available. Besides the other attributes of the roads like the length, width, crust thickness, year of construction, the cost incurred and the last repair undertaken would also be available.
This will help the department to spruce up its work as the availability of digital data will expedite planning/implementation.
Divulging into further details, PWD Minister informed that connected to this portal is the Punjab Sarak Sewa (PSS) Mobile App. It is a grievance redressal mechanism started by the department. “Anybody can log in into the app and thereafter click the photo of the stretch of road that requires repair and upload it. The exact longitude-latitude supported picture will be received and forwarded to the officer concerned for necessary action”, it said.