The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Deepak Kumar launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) app that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects.
Deepak Kumar said that the NHAI also plans to soon launch a public interface of the PMIS desktop and app versions so that general public will be able to view the real-time status of any project across the highway network.
To ensure timely delivery of its projects, the NHAI is now digitally monitoring them through PMIS which has been developed in-house along with The Boston Consulting Group. PMIS has a comprehensive database with over 180 data fields being tracked for each project, and a further 500 fields specifically for complex PPP projects, covering all key progress matrics such as design progress, contracting progress, construction progress, land acquisition, compensation disbursement, toll and traffic information and concession/contract information.
Apart from dashboards views of data, the PMIS is also enabled with Geographical Information System (GIS), which provides a geographical visualization of all NHAI projects on an India map. This is a unique feature of PMIS, which enables geo-visualization of projects rather than searching through a database.
The PMIS has enabled significant progress, with a 32% increase in construction in FY2016-17 over the previous year, and with over 60% of the projects identified in 2016 with issues, now being back on track.
The app is available in both Android and Apple versions, will be accessible to all of its officers in the field and headquarters, and will enable access to any project dashboard in just two clicks of a button. The app also comes with a host of additional features – a Task Manager, so that tasks can be assigned and tracked through the organization; a Photo Upload functionality, so that project directors can click photos at project site and upload the latest status on PMIS; a Check-In feature, so that every visit to a site by an RO/PD can be tracked; and quick access to Stalled Issues, which are issues flagged with projects that have not been resolved in 30 days.