HMWSSB GPR pilot project yielding better results

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HMWSSB GPR pilot project yielding better results

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The board had roped in JNTU-H team to conduct soil condition tests through Ground Penetration Radar technology and identify cavities

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Hyderabad: Efforts taken up to identify cavities beneath road surfaces that result in instances of roads caving in, by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) have started to yield results with some spots already being located in different areas.

Under a pilot project, the HMWSSB had roped in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU-H) team to conduct soil condition tests through Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) technology and identify cavities in Secunderabad area.

The project has the team initially scanning nearly 5 km area using advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology which uses radar signal to image the subsurface of a road. High-frequency electromagnetic waves are transmitted into the ground which reveals the cavities, according to officials.

The JNTU-H team comprising post graduate engineering students and research scholars have taken up the pilot project and so far identified few cavities on RP Road near Hotel City, Belson Taj Mahal Hotel and near Ganesh temple at Marredpally, senior officials of HMWSSB said. The scan of entire earmarked 5 km would be completed in next couple of days and after submission of findings, further action accordingly would be initiated, he said.

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