The prize of a agreement for India’s greatest GPS-driven bus ticketing system, presented by the Tamil Nadu state transportation division, has brought up accusations of problems.
Pallavan Transportation Organization Solutions (PTCS), an organization under the transport division, has granted the Rs 200-crore venture to a range advancing by an organization integrated the day the soft was sailed. It has neither encounter in production the ticketing device nor does it have the needed net value, going by details on the Domain registrar of Organizations (RoC) web page.
The tenders was given to the range on a build-operate-own-transfer foundation. It is to set up a program in vehicles for digital ticketing devices that are GPS suitable or for GPRS-enabled hand-held gadgets that deliver alerts to the organization every time a solution is released to a traveler, allowing stay monitoring and bookkeeping. The range gets 0.134 paise per solution released, which indicates a everyday earnings of more than Rs 20,000 if it is presented across 21,500 vehicles of the eight TN state-run transportation organizations that offer more than 1.5 crore passes every day. The agreement would last five decades.
Documents available with TOI display that while the soft alert states at the least three decades encounter for the primary prospective buyer, the range that won the agreement is led by a organization known as Ingenerie Technology Alternatives which was integrated the day the soft was sailed — Jan 24, 2013. Until then, the organization was known as Apple Health Care Alternatives. PTCS had delayed the soft time frame twice, first from Dec 31, 2012 to Jan 18, 2013, and then to Jan 24.
The Tender standards require that the putting in a bid range should have a net value of Rs 25 crore, with the cause participant bookkeeping for 60% of it. Going by the RoC web page, the organization’s net value (as proven under the name of Apple Wellness Proper care Solutions) was less than Rs 8 lakh in the last economical season (2011-12), instead of the needed Rs 15 crore.
Sources said that an assessment panel that contains authorities from the condition fund division had outlined some inadequacies, but the cope went through anyway. “It was discovered that some of the connected records posted by the prospective buyer were hand-written, which is against guidelines. Also, the assessment panel had created some notices on the ineligibility of the organization,” said a mature formal in the cycle.
A several of visitors who didn’t get the agreement have reported to PTCS that two of the three associates of the successful range – Abhi Bus and Analogics – were either penalized or discovered as defaulters in relationship with past tasks in the transportation industry. Abhi Bus was charged of failing in shifting cash as aspect of an on the internet solution arranging program into the Uttar Pradesh State Transport Organization (UPSRTC) consideration. Abhi Bus CEO Sudhakar Reddy declined his organization was penalized. “There were some problems with UPSRTC which we have resolved lengthy ago,” he said.
Sudhakar Reddy said he was discussing as a associate of the range as Ingenerie md Vikranth Reddy was traveling. Sudhakar said it was accidental that Apple Wellness Proper care Alternatives accomplished the name of Ingenerie on the same day the soft was sailed. “Mango Wellness Proper care Alternatives had used for a name modify several several weeks previously,” he said. On the net value, he said Ingenerie satisfies the requirements of Rs 15 crore, and that the RoC web page may not have been modified.