Andhra CM Naidu takes stock of progress in Polavaram Project

Updated:11 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 07 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, conducted the 44th review meeting of the Polavaram Project in Amaravati. While chairing the meeting, Chief Minister Naidu was informed that that the earthwork excavated this week was 50,000 cubic metres in the spill channel. Officials also reiterated to him that excavation in this approach and pilot channels did not take place, because the area had submerged due to heavy rains. Out of 1,055 lakh cubic metres, 760 lakh cubic metres have been excavated till date. The total concrete laid in the last week was 7,207 cubic metres. As of November 6, 12.31 lakh cubic metres of concrete work is due. The concerned officials also reported the status report of the radial gates, in which assembling of skin plates and arm girders have been completed. CM Naidu was also informed that tenders will be released within this week, for the appointment of another builder, for the concrete work in the spillway and spill channel. The attendees also presented the video of a miniature of the Polavaram Dam, set up in Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune. The purpose of the miniature is to understand the mechanics and practical implications of the Polavaram Dam.

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