According to Municipal Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Jairaj Phatak the software will aim at improving the efficiency, cutting corruption and bringing in standardization in the entire process.
Processing Time :“The system has been fed with an approval process which is considering the Development Control rules and Development Plan of the city with all the aspects of FSI, TDR and other details. After reading the plan, AUTOCAD drawings, submitted by architects, the system takes the officers through the basic approval process with few exceptions,” said Vijay Gupta, CEO, SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune. According to Gupta the system will minimize human interference and enhance the processing speed by at least 50 per cent.
Online Solutions :On 4th November 2005, Mr. Sharad Pawar, Hon. Agriculture Minister of India, inaugurated the automated building plan approval management system (AutoDCR) developed by SoftTech under the guidance of Dr. Nitin Kareer, Commissioner, PMC and Mr. Prashant Waghmare, City Engineer, PMC.
The Union Ministry of Urban Development has hailed Pune Municipal Corporation as the first urban local body in India to come up with single window online solution to the usual set of delays that plague building permission plans.
Till now the Pune Municipal Corporation has processed around 10,000 BP cases using this technology. In the next 6 months it will be functional in Mumbai.
Awards :SoftTech is an eminent software development enterprise leading in development of practical high quality web/client-server/desktop based award winning applications in AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) space for Structural Analysis, Design, Drafting, quantity estimation and construction project management.
License, Installation, Users :Founded in 1996, SoftTech is an ISO 9001:2000 accredited company directed by a group of engineers from Indian Institute of Technology.
The Company currently licenses its software products to more than 4000 businesses, with over 6,000 installations and 17,000 users all over India and abroad.
In addition, SoftTech has successfully completed numerous software development projects for Indian as well as offshore customers.
Software Services :1. Development of a customized civil and structural engineering software for in-house or commercial use.
2. Providing software solutions for labor intensive and repetitive tasks in the design office thereby integrating design and CAD software.
3. Providing software solutions in the AEC domain to automate business processes in Construction industry
4. Enhancement of the capabilities of the existing software, in the office, to perform specific tasks faster and with less effort.
5. Civil engineering consulting services to Structural designers
6. Quantity Estimation and Project Management Services
7. Converting the DOS programs to Windows programs.
Funding :SoftTech is venture funded by SVCIL (SIDBI Venture Capitals Limited) under the NFSIT (National Fund for Software and Information Technology) constituted by Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India, SIDBI and IDBI.
eGovernance :On regional and national platform, SoftTech has supported major organizations in India to achieve 'e-Governance' and is becoming a 'global player'.
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