HYDERABAD: The cross-examination by Telangana advocate CS Vaidyanathan continued on the second day too on Tuesday before Brijesh Kumar Tribunal in Delhi and he mostly asked the AP advocate about the diversion of Krishna waters by AP through the Pothireddypadu head regulator. KV Subba Rao, representing AP, answered some of the questions and sought more time to get facts in regard to some other questions.
Vaidyanathan’s queries & Subba Rao’s answers
Q: Is it correct that the drawing capacity at Pothireddypadu head regulator was further increased by 44,000 cusecs of water even though the proceedings are pending before KWDT-2?
I am not aware of a provision that prevents a state from increasing the capacity of head regulator. Yes. The capacity was increased.
Q: Could you indicate the number of vents provided for the total capacity of 60,650 cusecs?
The newly-built regulator has 10 vents. The designed discharge of 44,000 cusecs needs nine vents but one extra vent is provided as per codal provisions. The old regulator had three vents with a discharge of 11,500 cusecs.
Q: Would it be right to say that the total drawal at a time can be of the order of 5.8 tmcft per day through this huge capacity at Pothireddypadu head regulator?
A: The drawing capacity is related to the carrying capacity of the canal there, the SRMC. The discharging capacity of that canal is 44,000 cusecs and the drawal per day will be 3.8 tmcft.