This system comprises hi tech Geographical Information System and human resources and financial mangement system. This is termed as the e-Pathai or the Electronic Project Administration Traffic, Highways Assets and Information Management System.
This software will help in the effective management and maintenance of the 62 thousand 17 kilo metre of roads under the control of the State Highways Department with the help of the internet. This new system enables monitoring projects, roads and bridges and the functioning of the department as well.
The GIS in the e-Pathai software is people friendly, where the public can have access to information on the projects executed by the roads and bridges department as also the quality of roads and bridges, using the internet.
The Integrated system on projects, human resources and Financial Management system will give information on the costs of projects, staff employed and the duration of projects with data base inputs and will enable securing quick information on the status of the projects executed by the highways department.
The Road Management system will give concise information on road infrastructure, their feasibility and the funds needed for the same.
The geographic information with regard to roads and bridges required for the e-Pathai system will be gathered with the help of the modernized information gathering equipment provided by Ms Jayalalithaa to the highways department on 27th of January 2012.
These information on the roads and bridges will be analyzed by the e-Pathai system and it will accord priority based on its status.
Following the information, this system will take necessary steps to take action with immediate effect.
The e Pathai software was launched by Ms Jayalalithaa yesterday in the presence of the minister for highways and minor ports, the secretary of the department and other senior officials.