Maintenance and repair of roads in Moscow region is now under control
FORS Development Center (FORS) announces the introduction of the System of Control and Planning of Road Infrastructure Works in the Moscow region. Designed by the Government of the Moscow region, the system allows to monitor the performance of road repairs and maintenance works, as well as to reduce the cost and improve the quality of such works.
The system has been designed to ensure the transparency of budget expenditures when planning the costs of road maintenance and repair, to increase the operational control over the fulfillment of budget and contractual obligations, as well as the level of information and analytical support in making road facilities management decisions.
Svetlana Aipova, advisor to the Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure of the Moscow region, said: "The launch of the system allowed to solve the most acute problems of the industry, which prevented the maintenance of roads in the normative state. Most importantly, day-to-day monitoring of roads repair works and terms of production of works was provided. The problem of accounting of data on roads and objects of road infrastructure has also been solved, now all information has been digitized, an electronic journal with obligatory confirmation of performance of each stage of works is being kept. To do this, there is a mobile application that allows real-time determination of the contractor's location to confirm that they are on the site. The contractor is obliged to upload there photo or video materials demonstrating the quality of the works performed. Violations committed by the contractor are penalized."
The system allows automated control over maintenance and current repair of roads. The main part of the system is remote control of the works performed by contractors, which are paid in strict accordance with their results, and the work is completed just in time. This financial discipline ensures careful spending of funds, because the system takes into account every budget ruble.
Other functional units cover budget planning, road management, inspection, reporting and administration.
Today the entire Moscow region is covered by the system, namely 9 regional branches and 67 municipal entities of Mosavtodor (entity in charge of repair and maintenance of Moscow region roads). Budget savings thanks to the payment of the volume of works actually confirmed makes about 20% per month compared to the amounts paid earlier. Another important result was significant saving of working time due to remote quality control of contractors' works, which are now paid strictly basing on supporting documents and photo/video materials.
The system has been integrated with the Moscow Region Roads mobile app, the Dobrodel portal and other information systems of the region.
The number of users is constantly increasing, at the moment it is about 3600 people. In the coming months, it is expected to increase by another 2000. The system is constantly evolving.
Previously, FORS implemented a similar system in Moscow. Based on the experience gained in the course of these two projects, a replicatable solution of Record AIS has been created. Despite the fact that the system has been developed for the road industry at the regional and municipal level, it can also be used in commercial organizations engaged in repair and maintenance of roads. In fact, the system allows you to solve flexibly any problems in the field of road transport industry.
The system can be deployed in the customer's territory and implemented in 2-3 months, or in 2-3 days, the employees of the customer and its contractors can access the cloud solution located in a failover data center.