LAWDA installs GPS tracking system on weeding machines


SRINAGAR: The J&K Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has started installing the Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring and surveillance system on weeding machines for better workforce management.

The newly installed mechanism will allow the Authority to effectively monitor and supervise the operation of various lake cleaning machines in real time. Besides knowing their exact location on the map, this will also ensure that they work properly.

First, GPS tracking devices were installed on some of LAWDA’s lake cleaning machines as well as on machines from contracting agencies. The Authority will install the GPS tracking system on the rest of the machine in the coming days, read an official statement posted here.

It was stated that the GPS tracking system will go a long way in helping the affected mechanical wing of LAWDA deal quickly with machinery breakdowns once notifications / alerts of their inactivity are received by the concerned agents.

The tracking system will also reduce fuel costs by eliminating machine idling and give authorities the ability to optimize the working hours of lake cleaning machines.

Using GPS tracking software, it allows LAWDA to eliminate any apprehension of an inactive machine and is a step towards a completely transparent mechanism.

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