Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Leveraging NaviC ?



{ Source : Times of India / 29 May 2017 }



Navic = Navigation with Indian Constellation


That is the “ Operational Name “ for :


The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System ( IRNSS ) , currently being tested for accuracy and likely to be available in market “ for public “ , early next year , as per Tapan Misra , the director of Ahmedabad-based Space Application Centre



IRNSS is our very own GPS system , with a position accuracy of 5 METRE , as compared to the American GPS ( which we currently use ) with an accuracy of 20-30 METRE  !



Adds Tapan Misra :


“ We have developed digital chips to miniaturize technology ( for use in mobiles and handsets ) and experiments are on them . The system is being tested all across the country



This indigenous navigation system , which cost ISRO,  Rs 1420 crore, will aid terrestrial , aerial and marine navigation , VEHICLE TRACKING and FLEET MANAGEMENT , disaster management , mapping and geodetic data capture , VISUAL and VOICE NAVIGATION for drivers “






CONTEXT  :



A news report ,two days back said that Mumbai Municipality collected Rs 40 crore in April 2017 , under its new PARKING POLICY , from operation of 18 Parking Plots in south Mumbai



This compares with Rs 21 crore collected in March 2017 ( a 90 % increase )



I presume , each of this parking plot could accommodate , 100 cars



So , for 18 plots , that would work out to 1,800 cars ( round of to 2,000 )



But ,city of Mumbai boasts of 30 LAKH vehicles , of which , close to 20 LAKH are parked on the streets ( outside the compound walls of buildings )



That means , 1000 TIMES more vehicles are still to be covered ( needing 18,000 Parking Plots ? )



And , if some magical way can be found ( to collect Rs 2,000 per month from each vehicle which gets parked in those parking plots – and that too , only for parking at night !  ) , that could yield MCGM , a neat sum of Rs 400 CRORE per month !


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PROBLEM  :


There is no way , MCGM can find those 18,000 Parking Lots anywhere in the city !


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SOLUTION  :


Just ask Shri Tapan Misra :


“ Sir , can you get NaviC to track all the vehicles in Mumbai ( to begin with – and to extend to all the cities of India , by 2020 ) , as recommended in :




Where , I have said :


WHY DO WE NEED TO DECIDE , WHO WILL / CAN , PARK WHERE AND WHEN AND FOR HOW LONG ?



Let vehicle owners park any number of vehicles , anywhere and at any time and for any period – if they manage to find a parking slot !



As long as vehicles are installed with pre-paid RFID chips , our Geo Satellite will keep collecting parking charges and transfer to the bank account of Mumbai Municipal Corporation !



NO HUMAN INTERVENTION !


NO ARBITRARY DECISIONS !


NO NEED FOR MILLIONS OF APPLICATIONS TO BE PROCESSED !


NO NEED FOR COLLECTION MACHINERY !


NO ARMY OF TRAFFIC POLICE TO CHECK PARKING VIOLATIONS !


NO SCOPE FOR HAFTAS !




Dear  Shri  Gadkariji  :


What I have suggested can become a reality , only through your celebrated  “ Out – of – the – Box “ , thinking !


31  May  2017


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