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DPT holds road show on e-Dristhi project 

Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) recently invited port users and requested CEL and its technology partner Mroads to showcase the technology demonstration during a road show as a step towards the launch of e-Dristhi project for port users. The aim was to sensitise them regarding smooth migration from paper-based gate entry/exit system and port operations to a digital system, which will aid ease of doing business and transparency in the port.

This is a good governance initiative that incorporates the Government of India Ministry of Ports’ vision to modernise the Major Ports and provide services closer to port users. It facilitates a ‘go green entry and exit’ hassle-free service 24x7x365 for faster, easier and transparent access to ports. DPT has initiated the e-Dristhi project, highlighted a release.

The road show was inaugurated by Mr S. K. Mehta, IFS, Chairman, DPT in the presence of Mr Nandeesh Shukla, IRTS, Deputy Chairman, Mr L. Satyanarayan, Labour Trustee, Capt. Santosh Kumar, Trustee representing MMD, Mr Tejabhai, Vice-President, Gandhidham Chamber of Commerce, Mr B. Bhyagyanath, FA & CAO & Project Implementation HOD, Mr Harichandran, Secretary, Mr G.V.R. Prasad Rao, Traffic Manager, Mr Kapil, Incharge Commandant, as well as port user representatives, members of the press, officers of the port, the EDP team led by Mr Ajay Gupta, Senior DD (EDP), NISG representatives, and CEL and Mroads representatives.

The Chairman, DPT, in his inaugural address, pointed out that the RFID project was to be implemented by April 2020 but got delayed due to Covid-19. He, however, expressed satisfaction that the services would be launched by December this year. He requested the trade to help in building the user-friendly application and avail of the services.    

Post the demonstration of capabilities, the Deputy Chairman asked the port users to freely express their requirements so that the necessary customisation can be done to make the project a success.

Salient features of e-Dristhi

e-Dristhi means “electronic access and surveillance” services to port users. It is an integrated intelligent system comprising the following advance technology sub-systems: 

1. Smartcard technology-based port user identification and tracking including:

* Employees, registered port users, labour contractors, party representatives, engineers, representatives of government agencies, visitors, drivers and cleaners, equipment operators, drivers of private vehicles, foreigners

2. Ultra-High Frequency (UHF-RF)-based Automatic Vehicle identification & tracking covering:

* Trucks, trailers, payloaders, dumpers, tippers and other equipment, heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) as well as heavy earth moving equipment (HEMEs)

3. GPS-based online geo-fencing of cargo and vehicle movement from berth to gates for optimal Turn Around Time (TAT) 

4. Three-dimensional image capture of cargo, driver and vehicle for audit trail

5. High Frequency (HF-RF)-based automated entry and exit with hydraulic gate barriers (HGB)/tyre killers 

6. Automatic Number Plate Recognition sub-system to capture license plate and verify against registered vehicle number

7. Real-time LED visuals for CISF at the site to verify registered images of person, vehicle and authorised material

8. Handheld terminal for mobile spot checking of person and vehicle stranded in port premises, and managing queue movement at the gates

9. Kiosk-based Automatic RFID Pass Renewal sub-system to reduce delays, queues and congestion  

10.    Online 24/7 operational web-based Loading Order and Permit Issue system for the convenience of trade

11. Online payment, mobile, and other cashless payments 

12. Proactive trade engagement with email, SMS, and mobile communication and notification of activities

13. Command Control with in-time visuals for live monitoring and efficiency enforcement across the port authority area round-the-clock

14. Intelligent Analytics with offline image and data processing to identify anomalies and patterns with actionable insights

15. High availability master application, database, system, and network with redundancy and failover fault tolerant systems

16. Hot Swappable Online automatic back-up subsystem with archival and retrieval storage sub-system for historical multi-year record keeping

17. Open Integration APIs and interoperability for multi-dimensional integration with ecosystem stakeholders including Customs, MoS, IPA, NHAI, etc. systems

18. PIDS, CCTV surveillance with long-range rugged thermal cameras with night vision capabilities also planned by this year end


Source: Exim News Service: Gandhidham, Oct. 12