Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat is seen presiding over the meeting of Deans of various Faculties
JAMSHORO: In a move to eradicate corruption from its roots due to fuel overconsumption, the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro is going to opt automate fleet management system in a bid to save approximately Rs. 30 million a month.
Sindh University would become the first ever higher educational institution in Pakistan to introduce automate fleet management to halt fuel theft.
According to the details issued by varsity’s spokesperson in a press release, the agreement in this regard with a private company is to be signed by the end of this week. While briefing the executive officers headed by SU vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, the Corporate Account Officer of the company Majid Khan said that a device would be plugged directly into the vehicles’ diagnostics port allowing user to monitor automobiles movement via a free, smartphone application.
“In addition to location monitoring, users receive driving alerts on their Application. With Automate, users can stay connected with their cars and other vehicles, no matter where they are”, he explained.
He said that their company automate was a ‘simple, plug & play device’ for electronic fuel injection (EFI) vehicles.
“We offer a cloud-based fleet management and tracking solution that is as cost-effective as well as powerful. Our pioneering web portal includes dual-mode tracking, multiple maps and other critical asset tracking and communication tools along with ultra modern features”, he added.
He said that Telenor Automate Network could capture, display, disseminate, and port data from every asset throughout the enterprise to the command and control center adding that their dual-mode Iridium & GSM devices could be customized for aviation, marine, and land/mobile customers to track and manage their assets in real-time.
He said that with this cutting-edge technology, Sindh University would be able to track, locate and verify the presence of their vehicles plying on various routes.
On the occasion, SU vice chancellor told that there were potential signs of misappropriation of Rs. 90,000 to 100,000 per day in terms of fuel abuse consumed through point buses and other official vehicles. He added that by adopting the proposed measure, SU was likely to economize Rs. 25 to 30 million per month.
He said that SU transport section would be enabled to monitor the location of point buses and other official vehicles, measure the distance of the different routes and keep an active eye on the transport, thereby tracing any possible fuel misuse.
“By this, the administration would also be able not only to effectively check and ensure proper running of transport system within and outside university jurisdiction, but it will also be able to secure its logistic assets and stop corruption which is a frequent possibility in the ongoing scenario”, said the vice chancellor.
Among others Registrar Dr. Muhammad Saleem Chandio, Director Finance Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Dr. Akhtar Hussain Mughal, Incharge Transport Engr. Sajjad Hussain Shah, Dr. Ameer Abro, Dr. Yaqoob Koondhar, Dr. Kamran Brohi and Dr. Fida Chandio were also present in the meeting.