VARANASI (Metro Rail News): The proposed Delhi Varanasi High-Speed Rail corridor with a length of about 800 km today gained momentum.The LiDAR (Aerial Ground)survey for Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail Corridor started today from Greater Noida where a helicopter fitted with state of art Aerial LiDAR and Imagery sensors took the first flight and captured the data related to ground survey.
The proposed plan for DVHSR corridor will connect the National Capital Territory with major cities like Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Lucknow, Raebareli, Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Varanasi and Ayodhya. The main corridor from Delhi to Varanasi (Approx. 800 km) will also be connected to Ayodhya.
The High Speed Rail corridor will also connect the upcoming international airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh. National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited is adopting Light Detection and Ranging Survey (LiDAR) technology which provides all the ground details and data in 3-4 months wherein this process normally takes 10-12 months.
“During the Aerial LiDAR survey, 300 meters (150 meters on either side) of the area around the proposed alignment is being captured for the survey purpose. After the collection of data, Three Dimensional (3D) Topographical map of 50 meters corridor on either side of the proposed alignment on a scale of 1:2500 will be available for designing of the vertical & horizontal alignment, structures, location of the stations and depots, Land requirement for the corridor, identification of project affected plots/structures, Right of Way etc,” said a statement issued by NHSRCL.