PITB has established a telepresence room that eliminates the need for officials to travel across Punjab for meetings. The room provides video conferencing capabilities and it virtually connects all 36 districts of Punjab.
Using the room would mean that officials no longer have to travel for meetings, saving time and expenses. Telepresence rooms use commercial grade equipment so that means quality of video and audio is ensured as well. The telepresence room installed by PITB includes a 55 inch room presence display and multiple desktop video terminals.
This is a great step as it leverages information technology to solve a common problem while saving travel expenses. We sincerely hope that government officials actually use the telepresence room so that thousands of people no longer have to get stuck in traffic because of VIP movement.
We’ve contacted PITB for more information on the project and will be updating the story as soon as we get it.