Jammu: The Jammu Municipal Corporation will soon establish a control room to keep check on its vehicles in the city, which are used for various purposes like garbage lifting.
In this regard, the JMC is going to install Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVLS) based on GPS and GPRS in all the vehicles.
With this, the location of each vehicle of the corporation will be visible on the computer. Not only this, the computer will also record the information of how many kilometers the vehicle has driven and in which area.
With this, the corporation will be able to prevent oil consumption and rigging in vehicles.
JMC is going to set up this control room in the town hall. With the creation of this control room, AVLS will be installed in all its vehicles.
Preparations have been made to install this system in vehicles at a cost of about Rs 17 lakh.
The Corporation has also invited tenders for the same. The contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder this month. After that GPS will be installed in the vehicles.
Simultaneously, the control room will also start working. The corporation will keep an eye on these vehicles through a software.
JMC had signed a contract with the Indian Oil Corporation last year. The company used to oil vehicles on the basis of GPS.
This made a difference in the expenditure of the corporation by about fifty percent. Oil worth lakhs of rupees is spent every month in the vehicles of the corporation. In view of complaints of rigging in this, the General House of Jammu Municipal Corporation had decided that GPS should be installed in all vehicles.
This contract with IOC expires on August 1. After that the corporation will establish its control room and do all the work under its supervision. In January, Rs 43,27,647 was spent on petrol in vehicles and Rs 39,94,871 in February.