Polavaram works should not stop at any cost : CBN

Polavaram project work should not stop even for a week, says AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu. He strictly warned all concerned machinery of Polavaram project that delay in works is not acceptable and there is no shortage of funds as well. In case funds are delayed for Cofferdam, state government would utilise funds till the time the central government releases them. He ordered all officials to keep close watch on all activities and update the progress of works.

Chandra Babu Naidu physically inspected the spillway, gates fabrication sites and had meetings with officials and engineers. He announced that earth-cum-rockfill dam works would commence in November. 48 gates works of the spillway is in progess. Spill Channel lining works and iconic brigde works would start in October. He said that tenders would be invited for construction of 960 MW electric power station. 71 percent of Mud works has completed and the remaining would be complete by February 2018.

AP CM added that sooner Godavari water level decreases, Diaphram wall constrution works would commence in November. He appreciatd the efforts of East and West godavari District Collectors in speeding up the works despite frequent rains. Ministers Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, Paidi Kondala Manikyala Rao and other officials accompanied CM on his visit.