The Vehicle Inspection and Certification System (VICS) is being implemented by Opus Inspection under an exclusive twenty (20) year contract. The VICS program will be extend from Lahore to the whole province of Punjab by 2017. A total of 39 stations will be constructed and managed by Opus Inspection including 3 large inspection centers in Lahore, 11 similar facilities in 8 other major cities, and 24 smaller facilities throughout the Province which will be serviced by custom designed mobile inspection vans. Opus Inspection is responsible for the project planning, designing, land lease, construction / infrastructure development, equipment, and all other elements of the project development and operation.
Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, in cooperation with Opus Inspection (Pvt) Ltd, officially inaugurated the new VICS in Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday, 23 July 2016. Addressing a large crowd of public officials, the media, and private industry executives, the Chief Minister said, “It is a big program, not just in terms of cost or size, but in terms to the safety of persons travelling on roads of Punjab. This new system will completely change the existing setup for checking motor vehicles for roadworthiness and emissions. The death and injury to passengers and citizens due to decrepit vehicles and defective breaks is a tragedy we cannot allow to continue.”
Inspected vehicles get a unique green and white windscreen sticker, which contains and embedded RFID tag. This is a first-of-its-kind application of RFID in a vehicle inspection program anywhere in the world. Opus Inspection has pioneered this technological advancement as a means to ensure that the stickers are fraud-proof, and can’t be duplicated. Data stored within the stickers is associated uniquely with the vehicles, and can be read remotely for identification and enforcement purposes.
For more information, see the VICS program website: http://punjab.vics.pk/