State government requests Quad Perspective to study the feasibility of a road survey using drones
The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department asked a report from Mangalore-based Quad Perspective, on whether the aerial survey using drones is feasible to survey the rural roads in the state.
As per the sources, the state government is planning nearly 20,000 KMs of rural roads over the state utilizing dorms to get a clear picture of the condition and the must be repaired. At Quad perspective, Anuj Mascarenhas said that “we had a meeting with several officials from the RDPR department where we presented data about the feasibility of using drones for the survey. They have accepted that drones are useful and will be raising tender soon.”
Anuj recalled that the government has to know the Quad Perspective after “we did some work in Kodagu after the floods. At that time, we encountered the Principal Secretary (RDPR) Atheeq. He remembered us and asked us to make a feasibility report and a presentation for the survey of rural roads,” he said.
RDPR Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said that “Rs 7,182 crores Haas been fixed for rural road management. To ensure more transparency and effectiveness, we are planning to use drones to conduct the survey.” The total length of the roads divided as rural roads is 56,363 KMs, out of the 24,246 KMs of the road is divided as preference sector roads as they connect important institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals, etc.