October31, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Funny Sun rise in Delhi today is at 6:34 AM but street lights by Anil Ambani managed BRPL were switched off at 5:30 AM the summer time. BRPL has Most Expensive Energy Meters for street lights but not programmed to Switch On & Off at Sun Set or Sun Rise and installed timers to operate street lights. DISCOM transformers in India don’t have SMART METERS – get to know of breakdown only when some complaint is made – then bring maintenance equipment on HANDCART – attend to complaint in hours.
Unlike Japan where BULLET trains operate at Fixed time and 4-10 minute frequency – Indian Railway operate 10 different class of trains and N different schedules. Delhi to Mumbai Fastest Train takes 13:55 hrs, slowest 31:20 hrs plus late running. In running 5% trains faster – all other trains are SLOWED DOWN. Even if one reserves seat 4 months in advance but is still not sure of the Scheduled departure. Baring young generation – people are expected to arrive at stations one hour before departure and allow One Hour for Traffic – leave home 2 hours before scheduled departure even normal travel time is 15-30 minutes. If you miss the TRAIN – you will not get seat in next slower train or buy ticket in BLACK reach destination many hours late.
So many tickets are SOLD as RAC, WL and Tatkal – Even people holding reserve tickets have check the list – because trains are 500m long many platforms over 1 km long can’t take chance with Luggage & Family [RAC Reservation Against Cancellation and Wait Listed] Last time I travelled in Shane Punjab had to haul suitcase for well over 1.5 km at New Delhi station – THERE IS NO STATION MAP TO GUIDE PASSENGERS TO THE SEAT IN COACH – But Coolies know everything.
For last 20 years it is the Multinationals who are pushing DIGITIZATION in India starting with Hotmail & Yahoo, to Amazon, Uber, Google, Whatsapp and FB etc.
All these Multinationals had Connected People with Relatives, Friends and Society and on limited scale made Private Services Accessible. BUT THIS IS FAR TOO INADEQUATE – Not even 1% of Transport services are accessible on UBER like applications – Zomato connect Restaurants to Consumers – but 98% of Foods are retailed through mandis, dhabas and street vendors. E-Commerce has connected Importers and Manufacturers to consumers but 98% of products retailed through shops and street vendors. MANDI Rates are displayed long after sales not before – so Farmers don’t benefit. Mandi also don’t give Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly business report.
98% shops sell non-standard products, don’t display Price List or have websites.
Digitization is GREAT SUCCESS everywhere in the world – but strangely GoI is TOTALLY reluctant to DIGITIZE and Give Up Corrupt procedures. Almost all government offices have Computerized and Digitized Offices but not for Public Access. For Example: –
A litigant don’t get Copy of the Complaint even if it cost nothing to E-Mail and get copy of it – Often Weak or Fake Case after 1 or 2 hearings in the court when Litigant is under stress to hire good costly lawyer.
In matters of PIL both Complaint and GOI response are kept secret – why can’t PIL matters be made public – cost nothing. Orders of the Court aren’t E-Mailed but litigants required to get Certified Copies through complicated time restricted procedures or Absence of the judge is not communicated to the litigants and their lawyers & witnesses through SMS.
Even in matters of Disaster Management – Flood warning is given when People have left homes are in Places of Work – millions walk in Flooded streets to reach homes.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
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Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects