Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar and ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) ILO, Deborah Greenfield launched the publication and Mobile App for Road Maintenance, “Aarambh”.
The app aims at use of GIS based mapping for making road inventories, condition surveys, and producing cost estimates and other relevant data for preparation and monitoring of annual road maintenance plans.
Its usage would greatly enhance the service delivery of the state level institutions in planning and implementing performance based rural roads maintenance contracts.
Deborah Greenfield said that the mobile App would greatly help in improving the service delivery for road maintenance in all the states.
The newly launched mobile application would simplify the maintenance management of rural roads said Narendra Singh Tomar.
The government of India is planning to connect all eligible habitations in rural areas by constructing good quality roads by 2019. The states are being encouraged to put in place robust mechanism to ensure routine and periodic maintenance of these roads even after the first five-year period, after their construction is over