NEW DELHI: The railways will use LiDAR technology — which involves conducting an aerial survey, and is known to give accurate data on the contours of land, even below vegetation — to expedite work on India's first high-speed train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The use of Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, will allow the survey of the 508km corridor to be completed in 9-10 weeks against the normal 6-8 months. It will help the national transporter start ground work on the Modi government's dream project by 2018.
According to the plan, almost the entire corridor will be on an elevated track, except 21km that will be underground. Of the 21km, 7km will be undersea.
Kannan Anjur Tupil
Dr Kannan Bangalore
Good move. The Railways should speed up the development of rail network in a fast pace as 70% has been laid by British.
When can we see this dream project? Will I ever be able to enjoy the ride?
Modi government always think out of box , try to do something better using best techniques , UPA government always thought about how to mint money and how to install duffer Pappu on chair of PM
This is good initiative. BUT we are far drom reality. We tarvel with Triveni express and we were in 2 AC. The coach was one of the dirtiest. Toilets were not clean at all. First we have to improve the existing ones.
Waste of money. Instead of serving any national interests the project just satisfies whims of a single man. What's the utility of high-speed train connectivity between Mumbai and Ahmedabad? Ahmedabad is neither a major economic cluster, nor a cultural hub, and it isn't a administrative centre either. A corridor between Chennai - Bengaluru, Delhi - Lucknow, or Mumbai - Nagpur would have made more sense.
Good to read positive news. Things are changing for the good
Rich and Fast can go by Air from M to A
Well, let''s hope that the project is completed on time. But what''s more important is we need the degraded Indian railways system overhauled for safety and speed.
God speed to modi ji and suresh prabhu ji .. you are doing very good job . go ahead .. we need high speed trains as soon as possible
Finally the technology is used
Great progress taking India to the next level. Let the anti nationals crib
STILL SURVEY GOING ON? AND INDIA TALKING ABOUT MARS AND VINUS.