The ministry of commerce and industry’s logistics division and the ministry of electronics and information technology have selected a city-based start-up to develop a tracking system to track liquid medical oxygen (LMO) movement in India.
The web and app-based tracking system named Oxygen Digital Tracking System (ODTS) is operated by Cargo Exchange India, which is a six-year-old start-up. The system developed by them will help in SIM-based tracking of LMO tankers from the time they are dispatched at the plant till they reach the district or state. It also provides effective and instantaneous communication of allocation orders and dispatches. The main features of ODTS include integration with GSTN or Goods and Services Tax network database for e-waybill based data entry, GPS integration with vendors of suppliers, 15-minute SIM tracking of driver’s mobile, FASTg integration and automated alerts from the system for route deviation, unintended stoppages and delays.
Cargo Exchange India is the brainchild of Srihari Icharapu (CEO), Ramana Gotipati (COO) and Dileep Sreesadanam (CSO). They were chosen from among a half dozen companies to take up the challenging task. The system was developed with guidance from MeitY joint secretary Saurabh Gaur with support from PESO, which is an independent organisation under DPIIT and also under the guidance of the ministry of road transport and highways.
The system is comprised of three modules – the admin and allocation module wherein allocation orders are communicated to the plants, the plant/ supplier module wherein each trip entry is noted, and integration of GSTN is done, and lastly, the state module wherein states can be able to track live location of the LMO trucks.
Cargo Exchange India is now looking to upgrade their work to include railway and air transport integration.