Pakistan Railways and Google has joined hands to revolutionize scrapyard management by deploying a state-of-art Scrapyard Management System powered by Google technologies and implemented by Tech Valley Pakistan.
The Federal Ministry for Railways Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati inaugurated the Scrapyard Management System along with Google Productivity and Collaboration Suite. The scrapyard management system was inaugurated alongside Google Productivity and Collaboration Suite in the presence of senior officials of Ministry of Railways and Tech Valley Pakistan CEO Umar Farooq along with his team. Google’s representative also joined the event through Google Meet.
Swati lauded the efforts of Google, the Tech Valley team and officers from Railways.
According to Azam Swati, “Pakistan Railways has an annual scrap disposal target of Rs. 2 billion which is added to the national exchequer. For quite some time copper scrap has not been disposed of, recently the same scrap was given on Government-to-Government (G2G) basis to M/S POF and Railways received Rs. 1 billion in the last two months.”
He further added; “The cloud-based scrapyard management system will digitise the Scrapyard assets of Pakistan Railways, streamlining the scrapyard inventory management & bringing transparency to the Scrap Management process of Pakistan Railways.”
During the inauguration ceremony, Federal Minister Railways said, “Pakistan Railways has an annual scrap disposal target of 2 Billion rupees which is added to the national exchequer. For quite some time copper scrap has not been disposed of, recently the same scrap was given on Government-to-Government (G2G) basis to M/S POF and Railways received one billion PKRs in the last two months.”
Furthermore, the suite will provide Railway employees with an effective way to collaborate with different teams using the latest digital tools. This will also aid in ensuring productivity while working remotely or communicating from distant locations.
Azam Swati further added, “An IT-based system is the only way such process can be streamlined, and transparency can be brought to Government institutes”.