Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

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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