Govt to switch to GPS instead of survey stones for SilverLine survey

K-RailAdditional Chief Secretary Abdul Nasar B suggested using technology to decide the SilverLine’s alignment, in light of massive protests against the laying of survey stones. TNM StaffImage for RepresentationThe Kerala Rail Development Corporation...

Govt to switch to GPS instead of survey stones for SilverLine survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE Kerala Rail Development Corporation (KRDCL) on Monday was directed to use alternative methods to demarcate boundaries for SilverLine project rather than place survey stones.
 
Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Nasar B has written to the Commissioner of Land Revenue, District Collectors, as well as the KRDCL Managing Director, suggesting the use of GPS-based methods for demarcation of the SilverLine alignment.
 
“In view of the violent public protests and resistance in the field by the stone laying team, they (KRDCL) had informed that the alignment of SilverLine was finalised using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey and the alignment can be easily established in the field by Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates using Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) survey equipment or mobile phones with GPS facility".