Re-Alignment Proposals for an Existing Rural Road Network Using PPK DGPS Technique: A Case Study
D. Pruthvi Raj1, K. Rajasekhara Reddy2

1D. Pruthvi Raj, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
2K. Rajashekhara Reddy, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 561-566 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11010476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This project work has been intended to explore effective and economic methodologies in Rural Road network planning. Test sites are identified based on the demographic details pertaining to Yadadri District of Telangana state in India. This project work has been initiated to develop a methodology to provide new rural road connectivity to these habitations, which are not benefited under Pradan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This study considers factors such as route selection, study of socioeconomic profile, topographic surveying techniques, image processing of Google maps, and proposing new road alignments on to the topographic sheets of the study area. This Newly proposed road is connected either to the adjacent habitation which has better transportation facilities or to an All Weather Road (AWR) in the mandal, like (State Highways, National Highways, Major District Roads and Other District Roads).These newly proposed alignments through these locations are surveyed using Post Processed Kinematic Technique Differential Global Positioning System (PPK DGPS) topographic surveying and a few guidelines are proposed with their economical considerations which suit best for rural road network planning. Finally, the above recommended method has been verified and compared by conducting a pilot study on a road section which has already been proposed and estimated for construction of an AWR by the Panchayat Raj Department of Bhonigir Division, Yadadri.
Keywords: Rural Roads, DGPS, PPK, GCP’s, PMGSY.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering