SilverLine: Laying of Survey stones to continue, Geotagging only in conflict-prone places 

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SilverLine survey proceedings

Thiruvananthapuram: Revenue Minister K Rajan has cleared the doubts about the revenue department’s order regarding the use of GPS for the SilverLine project's social impact assessment. He clarified that the government didn’t order to stop laying survey stones. Geotagging will be used only in those places which are witnessing protests against the project, asserted the minister.

“K-Rail has proposed to lay survey stones in sites which are not prone to conflicts. The social impact assessment will be conducted in three ways. One through laying survey stones and secondly, places which are fixed for the project will be marked by the officials. Thirdly, geotagging will be used in conflict-ridden places. The government has given approval for the three methods and issued a circular regarding this,” clarified the minister.

He was addressing the media here on Monday.

As the time given for the social impact assessment is running out, K-Rail requested to implement the three methods. At present, the government has granted permission for the same.

The social impact assessment should be completed soon for implementing the SilverLine project. Social impact assessment aims to identify the impact of the land acquisition on the public. It is not a land acquisition procedure, pointed out the minister.

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