Companies

Bengaluru-based start-up Intugine helps States track Covid-19 quarantine zones

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on April 08, 2020 Published on April 08, 2020

In an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Bengaluru-based start-up Intugine Technologies is helping government officials to monitor a large number of home quarantined individuals and ensure that they follow social distancing, as per the company’s official release.

The software company claims that the solution can work without installing any application, which makes it easy to implement. It uses an SMS-based user consent to initiate the tracking. The solution is already live in five states, where the State governments are using it to track the quarantined people in specific regions.

The real-time dashboard will be used by the officials and coronavirus control room for better monitoring of home quarantined cases. The location data is stored in a secure cloud, ensuring complete privacy of the individuals. The tracking automatically stops after the quarantine period ends.

Speaking about the initiative, Mrinal Rai, co-founder, Intugine Technologies stated in the official release: “Once the lockdown ends, it’s going to be very crucial to identify coronavirus hotspots based on population movement and density and to do effective contact tracing to avoid another wave of infection. With our location intelligence algorithms and data mining technologies, we are building tools to do such analysis and tracing at scale.”

The company mentioned in its official release this solution can help officials monitor tens of thousands of cases on a single dashboard with a central control tower, reducing the pressure on the ground teams to visit each location and ensure adherence. The start-up is in talks with many government officials across the country to implement it in other states as well.

“With our location intelligence platform, we are enabling authorities to monitor thousands of quarantined people at once, in an effective, least intrusive and scalable manner,” Harshit Shrivastava, Co-founder, Intugine Technologies, stated in the official release.

Intugine's Location Intelligence Platform tracks the movement of lakhs of trucks every month and is re-purposed to track the home quarantined cases in the light of coronavirus crisis.

“Our logistics platform fits seamlessly in providing a solution to the coronavirus monitoring. Upon understanding it better, we quickly tweaked our platform by conducting a pilot in a handful of districts to check the feasibility. As we got positive feedback in detecting the breaches of home quarantined cases, we started reaching out to multiple state governments for large-scale implementation,” said Ayush Agrawal, Cofounder, Intugine Technologies. The founders, however, did not name the states where they are working.

Published on April 08, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.