Types of Surveys

Once a decision has been taken during preliminary investigations about the general feasibility and desirability of a railway line, surveys are undertaken before the construction of the new line. The following types of surveys are normally conducted:

(a) Traffic survey

(b) Reconnaissance survey

(c) Preliminary survey

(d) Final location survey

The details of these surveys are discussed in the following sections.

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