Cracks developed at Polavaram project site. Photo/ANI)
Cracks developed at Polavaram project site. Photo/ANI)

Cracks develop on mud road at Polavaram project site, triggering panic among workers

ANI | Updated: Apr 28, 2019 04:00 IST

Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Cracks developed on the road at the Polavaram project site near Ramaiahpeta village in Polavaram Tribal Mandal of West Godavari district on Saturday.
The cracks appeared at the Mechanical shed of sub-contracting Agency Triveni Constructions at Hill No.902 has caused panic among the workers as it is the third such incident in the past four months. The heavy machinery is being used for the project even after the cracks developed on the site.
"The excavation works are being done for spill channel below the hill. The cracks have been developed due to a heap of stones. The project will be completed smoothly," the engineer on the site told ANI. 
The construction of the Polavaram irrigation project has been taken up by the Andhra Pradesh Government after it was declared as a national project. 
Last year in December, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had expressed satisfaction over the progress of Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project, saying that around 63 per cent of work has been completed so far.
"We will give water by gravity from Polavaram project by May 2019. It is a national record to complete a multipurpose project in such a short span of time. After bifurcation, we were left empty-handed, with no secretariat. At that moment, we prepared a vision and started working in that direction. We are aiming to make Andhra Pradesh as one of the top three states by 2022. We focused on eight missions and five grids for making governance comprehensive," Naidu had said. (ANI)