Wanaparthy: ‘Sand Taxi,’ the transparent and efficient way of delivering sand at the door-step of consumer, which was successfully engineered and implemented in Peddapalli district when Alugu Varshini was the Collector there, has been replicated by Mahabubnagar and Jogulambva Gadwal districts as well.
Wanaparthy is the new district to use the sand supply-chain policy to remove middlemen and make the sand procurement process transparent.
Wanaparthy District Collector Sweta Mohanty, and State Planning Board Vice-Chairman S Niranjan Reddy have formally launched the Sand Taxi policy of the district administration at the District Collectorate on Thursday.
A consumer can go to HYPERLINK “http://www.sandtaxi.com/” “www.sandtaxi.com” and book the required stock of sand online by making the payment through debit/credit card. Once the booking is made, the sand taxi administration would inform the registered tractor owner, who will approach the sand reach assistant of the particular area, where there is an authorized sand reach. After clearance from the sand reach assistant, the tractor owner will deliver the sand consignment at the consumer’s delivery point.
Just like a cab driver who informs the call centre after dropping-off a passenger, the tractor owner will call 040-61409999 and inform the sand taxi call centre about the delivery confirmation.
The entire process is GPS tracked to prevent any wrong doing.
The sand taxi is not just for private usage, but also for government projects like 2BHK scheme and so on. Contractors in government projects can also use Sand Taxi by getting prior approval from AE/DE of the concerned department.
The benefit for gram panchayats through the Sand Taxi is that the GP of a particular sand reach receives Rs 300 as revenue per each load of sand booked and if it is a government project, the GP receives Rs 150 per load of sand booked.
Tehsildars and Station House Officers in Wanaparthy district have been directed already, to monitor the tractors using GPS, to oversee the implementation of sand taxi and to take necessary action in case of violation of rules.