Semi-high-speed rail network in Kerala; GeoKno company to conduct 575 km aerial survey
Kannur: The aerial survey for the 575 km semi-high-speed railway line from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod will be carried out by Hyderabad-based GeoKno using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), a remote sensing survey method using helicopters. The Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) has given the tender for two more surveys.
GeoKno had conducted the survey for 510 km long Ahmedabad – Mumbai bullet train corridor using LiDAR.
The survey will be conducted for 300 m wide on either sides of the proposed line for 531 km long Kasaragod – Kochuveli route. The other surveys proposed are relating to the soil and transportation feasibility at places where the rail is proposed.
Travel from Kerala’s one end to other in 4 hours
- Speed - 130 to 180 km/hr
- Kasaragod – Kochuveli 531 km in 4 hours
- Stops – Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Tirur, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Chengannur, Kollam, Kochuveli
- The semi-high-speed rail network will be linked to the under-construction Mumbai-Managalore (Konkan) double line.
- Aimed at high-speed Mumbai-Thiruvananthapuram corridor.
- The train will be powered using solar energy.