Saturday, December 28, 2019

Aerial survey for SHSR to begin on Monday

LiDAR, an aerial remote sensing survey method, for carrying out the survey for the 531.45-km semi-high-speed railway (SHSR) line will commence next week using the Partenavia P68 series aircraft from Kasaragod.

The twin engine aircraft has commenced journey from Delhi on Friday to Kerala after getting clearance from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The aircraft is expected to reach the Kannur international airport on Saturday and aerial survey from Kasaragod for the ambitious SHSR up to Kochuveli will commence from Monday, official sources told The Hindu.
The aerial survey will take one week for completion. The survey in the north Kerala will be by stationing the aircraft in the Kannur international airport.
For the survey in the Southern region, the aircraft will be positioned in the Thiruvananthapuram international airport.
Already, the Ministry of Defence has approved LiDAR subject to strict compliance to the standard stipulations/conditions and with several additional conditions.

Aerial photography will not be allowed in 20 pockets, including the Thiruvananthapuram international airport, Cochin international airport, and INS Garuda in Kochi, enumerated with coordinates.
28/12/19 S. Anil Radhakrishnan/The Hindu
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