Kerala State, located in the southern part of India, has a dense network of roads and highways that connect its cities, towns, and villages. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a central government scheme that aims to improve the connectivity of rural areas by constructing all-weather roads. To achieve this goal, the Kerala government appointed Cognecto Private Limited to improve the road construction process by connecting equipment.
Cognecto Private Limited is a leading provider of IoT-based solutions for construction and infrastructure projects. The company was tasked with creating a comprehensive platform that connects equipment used in road construction, such as excavators, bulldozers, and pavers, to a centralized system. This platform would enable real-time tracking of the equipment's location, usage, and maintenance status, resulting in better operational efficiency and cost savings.
The project involved the installation of sensors and other IoT devices on the equipment to collect data, which was then transmitted to the centralized system using cellular networks. The system provided a dashboard that displayed the real-time location and usage of each piece of equipment, as well as maintenance alerts and other critical information. The data collected was also analyzed to identify patterns and trends that could help optimize the use of the equipment and improve the road construction process.
The implementation of the platform by Cognecto Private Limited had a significant impact on the road construction process under PMGSY for Kerala State. Here are some of the key results achieved:
Improved Equipment Utilization: The real-time tracking and monitoring of equipment usage helped identify idle or underutilized equipment, which was then redeployed to other sites, resulting in better equipment utilization and cost savings.
Reduced Maintenance Costs: The platform provided timely alerts for equipment maintenance, which helped prevent breakdowns and reduced repair costs.
Enhanced Safety: The real-time tracking of equipment location and usage helped ensure the safety of workers and equipment, reducing the risk of accidents and other safety incidents.
Improved Quality of Roads: The data collected and analyzed helped identify areas where road construction processes could be improved, resulting in better quality roads and increased satisfaction among the residents.
. The implementation of the platform resulted in improved equipment utilization, reduced maintenance costs, enhanced safety, and improved quality of roads. The platform's success has demonstrated the benefits of IoT-based solutions for infrastructure projects. It is expected to serve as a model for similar projects in other states of India.