New Delhi: On Sunday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that it has implemented a custom-made project monitoring software known as Integrated Project Monitoring Software (IPMS) for monitoring the progress of its Phase IV corridors and Patna Metro.
Till Phase III, DMRC’s project monitoring was being done offline. The new move is part of the DMRC’s digitalisation of its functioning.
With the implementation of this new technology, DMRC engineers can now monitor the progress of work through this dedicated platform.
With IPMS, the DMRC will monitor the progress of work of all disciplines — Civil, Electrical and Mechanical, and Signalling and Telecommunication contract package wise at the Chief Project Manager and Project Manager levels and Corridor wise at the Directors and Managing Director level.
A consortium of three Indian companies has been assigned with this responsibility and the software has been indigenously developed by Indian engineers.
“Through IPMS, all the stages of project planning and implementation right from the tender stage to revenue operation of each corridor will be monitored including the issues of work front availability such as land availability, tree transplantation, shifting of services and design status,” said Anuj Dayal, Executive Director (Corporate Communications) DMRC.
For this purpose, a corridor wise Master Construction Schedule has been prepared and uploaded in IPMS. The IPMS has the features of integration of other construction-related software such as Primavera Schedules for Project Planning and 3D BIM (Three-Dimensional Building Information Modelling) and a Mobile App through which the actual progress at site on a real-time basis can be uploaded in IPMS.
Role-Based Access is provided right from Higher Management to the Junior Engineer level through specially designed dashboards and a mobile application. The project progress can be viewed in dashboards as well as in 3D models.
Specially designed dashboards will feature the progress of all major components of construction and their status can be checked just by click of a button.
The implementation of this software will enable easier round the clock monitoring of projects, as the IPMS portal can be accessed from anywhere on mobiles, laptops and computers. This will also help in better record keeping and knowledge sharing among the engineers.
DMRC’s Vendor Payment Portal, which carries all relevant information regarding payments made to the vendors, will also be integrated with this platform in the days to come.