Pakistan Railways and Google joined hands to revolutionise scrapyard management by deploying the state-of-art Scrapyard Management System powered by Google technologies and implemented by Tech Valley Pakistan.
The management system is currently being deployed in Railways Carriage Factory, Islamabad as a Proof of Concept which will be later on expanded to the national level.
Federal Minister for Railways Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati inaugurated the Scrapyard Management System along with Google Productivity and Collaboration Suite.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Railways and CEO Tech Valley Mr Umar Farooq along with his team were present at the occasion. Representatives from Google also joined the event online through Google meet. During the inauguration ceremony, Federal Minister Railways said: “Pakistan Railways has an annual scrap disposal target of Rs. 2 billion which is added to the national exchequer. For quite some time copper scrap has not been disposed of, recently the same scrap was given on Government-to-Government (G2G) basis to M/S POF and Railways received Rs. one billion in the last two months.” The cloud-based scrapyard management system will digitize the scrapyard assets of Pakistan Railways, in addition to streamlining the scrapyard inventory management & bringing transparency to the Scrap Management process of Pakistan Railways.—APP