Installation of trackers in govt vehicles soon

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—The 5th meeting of the special committee constituted to review the technical aspects of implementation of the CM’s directive regarding installation of trackers in government vehicles was held today in Civil Secretariat Lahore.
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja presided over the meeting.
The meeting decided to implement the project in two phases. In the first phase, installation of “XML” tracking system will be completed in 500 vehicles belonging to S&GAD, Health Department, Agriculture Department and Excise & Taxation Department.
This pilot phase will be completed till December 31, 2016. In the second phase, 3500 remaining government vehicles being used in various government departments including all the Administrative departments and attached field offices will be equipped with the latest kind of tracking system. These vehicles also include 2575 vehicles of S&GAD Punjab. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) will be the execution authority for this project. PC-I in this regard, will be prepared by PITB and the funds will be allocated by Planning & Development Department. It was decided in the meeting that the autonomous bodies will have to install the tracking systems in the vehicles on their own expenses. ACS directed the participants of the meeting to install tracker system preferably in the vehicles of 2006 model and onward models of the vehicles.
The companies assigned to install trackers will not be allowed to place the relevant data in their main server but PITB will safeguard the location based data for control access in its own central data centre at Arfa Karim IT Tower, Lahore. The XML Tracking System especially devised for installation of trackers in government vehicles will have special features like Real Time Tracking of Vehicles Route, Monitoring of Speed Limit, Daily Fleet Management Reporting, Fuel Mileage Alert Reporting and Geo Fence out Alert Reporting which will also give data to the main server that a specific government vehicle was taken to workshop for repair and maintenance

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