amarseva

Driver Room Extension Project

July 18 2018 18:22 PM.

Driver Room Extension Project

1.Need Statement

 Amar Seva Sangam is having a total of 16 vehicles such as buses, vans, cars, SUVs, a 3-wheeler and a tractor, of various capacities for the purposes of:
 
 
  • Poor/differently able Students transported every day to our Siva Saraswati Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School
  • Differently able children transported every day to our Sangamam School for Special Children
  • Awareness Programs/Govt. Programs
  • Rehabilitation & treatment for inmate children from Home and DYTS
  • Medical/Lab attention outside Sangam for Spinal injured patients
  • Institutional promotion trips by President & Secretary
  • Monitoring field activities
  • Visits to local areas by President and Secretary
  • Innovative Disability Management trips
  • Trips to Madurai, Tirunelveli & other areas by President & Secretary
  • Other trips – such as for guests, donors, visitors, staff, Committee Members & towards maintenance, repairs and service of vehicles
 
To man all the vehicles and for proper functioning and maintenance, we have 1 supervisor, 9 drivers and 2 cleaners. They work on shifts to carry out all the above mentioned activities. The composition of the Transport Section’s staff strength itself warrants adequate space for office with good working ambience. The office needs to maintain all registers/records related to the activities such as attendance of the drivers/cleaners, vehicle documents and maintenance records, etc., which need a separate space for safe keeping of all the records.
 
The drivers, whose job is very responsible and stressful, need space for a relaxed working environment in the office.
 
Currently, the Sangam’s Transport Section is working under a cramped shed of 16’ x 10’ size, roof covered by asbestos sheets, which is inadequate to house all the transport staff and records. Moreover, working under asbestos sheets is ill-advised. The present structure is planned to be demolished and a new structure will come up in the place under the Sangam’s Administrative Block.
 
Therefore, it is proposed to raise a separate building of 628 sq.ft., abutting the Administrative Block.

2.Objectives

 Our Transport Section handles various logistic activities, which is an innovative disability management whereby both care giving and mobility solutions are addressed, more particularly for the severely and profound persons with disabilities. This helps to improve their functionalities and increases their productivity and thereby they could contribute better for the society. By this process, the society can tap the full potentials of the persons with disabilities for overall betterment. The other objectives of our Transport Section are enumerated below:
 
  • Ensure adequate working space for the staff of the Section
  • Ensure convenient overnight stay of drivers/cleaners
  • Ensure safety of all records and documents
  • Improve the overall efficiency of the Section’s staff
  • Create a good ambience for the transport staff
 
Vehicles utilization for the year 2017-18:
 
For the period April 2017 to March 2018, we have used our vehicles for various activities and give below the details of the same:
 
S.No. Category of Service No. of Service Users Kilometers run for the year 2017-18
1 Poor/differently able Students transported every day to our Siva Saraswati Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School 230 students every day 14479
2 Differently able children transported every day to our Sangamam School for Special Children 78 children every day 29904
3 Awareness Programs/Govt. Programs   2402
4 Rehabilitation & treatment for inmate children from Home and DYTS 105 inmates 4442
5 Medical/Lab attention outside Sangam for Spinal injured patients 31 patients 3491
6 Institutional promotion trips by President & Secretary 58 trips 28998
7 Monitoring field activities:
Visits to local areas by President and Secretary
345 trips 5804
8 Innovative Disability Management trips:
Trips to Madurai, Tirunelveli & other areas by President & Secretary
718 trips
 
11915
9 Other trips – such as for guests, donors, visitors, staff, Committee Members & towards maintenance, repairs and service of vehicles   17069
  Total   118504
 
 
 

















3.Funding Request

 
To erect a new compact building for the Transport Section for the above cited reasons, we need financial assistance as per the Budget & Estimates given below:
 
 
Budget & Estimate:                                                             (Figs in Indian Rupees)
 
Transport Section Office Area & Cost details
Sl.No Description Length Breadth Area in Sq.ft Rate Per Sq. ft. (INR) Amount INR
1 Main Hall 22' 15’3” 335’6”    
2 Entrance Room 13’3” 10’ 132’6”    
3 Supervisor Room 10’ 8’ 80    
  Total     628 1,750 10,99,000
4 Drawings       30 18,840
5 Project Management       5% 54,950
6 Panchayat Tax       30 18,840
  Grand Total         11,91,630
 
The sketch of the proposed building is as under:
 

 

4.Conclusion

 
In a day hundreds of poor/physically challenged students attend our Special School and the inclusive Higher Secondary School. Many of them are ferried by our vehicles from their residences and dropped back. Our Managing Committee Members, including our President and Secretary who are wheelchair users, use the vehicles extensively for greater reach of our programs and for brighter visibility of the Sangam. Most important, we have to receive and drop back our valued donors, well-wishers and guests, without whose support our programs cannot sustain.
 
In the light of the above, we humbly solicit your support for raising this building to ensure that the desired objectives are achieved.