MECON to find answer to traffic woes in Ranchi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ranchi
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2015 12:51 IST
MECON chairman-cum-managing director AK Tyagi flags off LiDAR vehicle in Ranchi on Monday. (HT photo)

The government has tasked the Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (MECON), a public sector undertaking, to prepare a detailed project report on traffic problems in Ranchi and suggest remedies.

A MECON official said on Tuesday the company would be using Light Detection and Ranging Survey (LiDAR) technology for the first time to study the traffic problems in Jharkhand and offer infrastructural solutions.

LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light.

Five roads in the state capital - Airport to Birsa Chowk, Raj Bhawan to Birsa Chowk, Raj Bhawan to Kantatoli Chowk, Raj Bhawan to Booty More and Raj Bhawan to Hinoo Chowk – will be surveyed with the help of LiDAR.

The system is used in many foreign countries for accurate architectural surveys, said Rana Chakravarty, a corporate communication official of the company.

“Use of LiDAR or laser for topographical mapping and contour generation is fast gaining acceptance worldwide. The LiDAR survey has proven to be a fast and accurate technology for information extraction,” he said.

Chairman-cum-managing director, MECON, AK Tyagi flagged off the LiDAR vehicle in Ranchi on Monday evening.

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