India is the world’s largest growing economy and is becoming a tech-enabled country at a rapid pace. The Prime Minister’s vision of a unified Digital India has led to several initiatives to utilize technology and transform the lives of every citizen.
In 2013, the Government of India launched the Project Monitoring Group (PMG), an organization aimed at removing bottlenecks and accelerating the pace of execution in significant infrastructure projects of national importance involving investments of ₹500 crores & above.
To maintain and mend the lack of coordination between Departments, leading to mismatched planning and execution, in 2021 Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced Gati Shakti, a national initiative for multi-modal connectivity through a digital platform that will bring 16 Indian Ministries together for integrated planning and coordination.
The aim of Gati Shakti is ‘One Data, One Entry’, ensuring that planning and designing are done in compliance with execution with a common goal in mind.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) envisioned PMG and India Investment Grid (IIG) portal as the central data platform for all major infrastructure projects in India by integrating them together and with several other data applications that are being maintained by the Government of India. This was another initiative toward the unified Digital India movement.
ColoredCow got on board as the technical partner for PMG, starting with the implementation of these integrations. We kicked off in April 2022, with a team of 10 involving a project manager, a solution architect, a team of UI/UX designers, frontend & backend developers, testers, and DevOps engineers. We took over the existing platform built on React frontend, Java’s SpringBoot backend, MySQL database, and AWS infrastructure.
The team had the following responsibilities:
The key requirements that were expected:
Based on the above requirements, the team worked on the following:
“Working with ColoredCow was a great experience. They understood our requirements well and addressed them proficiently, especially the way they managed all tasks with accountability and transparency. The ColoredCow team actively engaged with the other teams to seamlessly transition us into a unified platform.It was a pleasure to work with such a well-coordinated and forthcoming team”
Rohit Dua, Sr. Manager, Invest India
There were several challenges that the team faced while working on the PMG-IIG integration.
We worked closely with the Invest India, PMG, and IIG teams, and successfully executed design-level updates, technical architecture, implementation, project management, and QA for PMG.
We are grateful to have been part of a pivotal and significant step toward a Unified Digital India.
“Being able to contribute to this integration was an exciting and fulfilling experience. I witnessed the impact of my work first-hand and was able to effortlessly collaborate with my teammates to build a successful platform without setbacks.”
I witnessed the impact of my work first-hand and was able to effortlessly collaborate with my teammates to build a successful platform without setbacks.Shailesh Kala