India – Punjab is all set to fully computerize and network the working of PWD (B & R) department,to monitor the ongoing projects and bring transparency in the working of department.
Disclosing this on Monday Parminder Singh Dhindsa, PWD(B&R)Minister said that focus of computerization would be on systems for financial management, personnel management, office automation, messaging, file tracking etc.
Giving the details of the Project Dhindsa said that the department also planned to use the State wide WAN. He said that road sector specific systems would be procured, developed/ customized and implemented to meet the requirements for Roads Information System, Roads Maintenance system, GIS based MIS system, Project management system etc. The Minister said that these road sector specific systems would be fully integrated to the core applications to ensure seamless exchange of information and data for effective operations and decision making in the department.
The PWD (B & R) Minister said that Punjab Government was upgrading and constructing 1500 kms roads in the state at the cost of Rs.1500 crore in a World Bank Aided Project. He said that under this project Punjab Government was also engaging Project Consultant for Computerization of PWD [B&R] Punjab,Punjab Roads and Bridges Development Board [PRBDB].