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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 00:00

MEIL deploys Kaleswaram experts to remove flood water at Polavaram

Megha engineering and infrastructure limited MEIL is preparing to accelerate the construction work of Polavaram while the Staff are holding works to remove storage water in the project area on jet speed.The water in the spillway and another construction area gradually decreasing storage water. Megha, has hired experts who worked for Kaleswaram project in Telangana to reduce water reserves at Polavaram. The motors are deployed to excavate water rapidly. On the other hand, water entering the spillway. The construction company that made arrangements to dispose of water and making all efforts to excavate soil accumulated due to floods in the construction area along the spillway. It may be recalled here that Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy cancelled the contracts and opted to reverse tendering for Polavaram headworks and hydropower station. In this process, MEIL came forward to take up the works with a 12.6 per cent less amount, i.e., Rs. 4358 crores. With this, the state government saved Rs 628 crores to the exchequer. The state government invited the bid for Rs 4987 crores. MEIL is the sole bidder for the project in the reverse tendering process. MEIL is pooling all its capabilities to complete this multi-purpose project before the deadline. The Polavaram Project is proposed to supply the irrigation water for 7.2 lakh acres, 960 megawatts hydropower generation and lifting 80TMC of water to the Prakasam Barrage on Krishna river.
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