Wet run of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme Package-eight successful

Water lifted to 115-m height by 139-MW capacity pump, discharged to gravity canal

Published: 12th August 2019 03:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2019 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

The engineering marvel - Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) - will be inaugurated by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Medigadda.

The engineering marvel - Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) (File Photo |EPS)

By Express News Service

KARIMNAGAR: THE prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme, dubbed an ‘engineering marvel’ by the State government, reached another milestone on Sunday by successfully conducting the wet run of Package-8 under the scheme in Lakshmipur of Ramadugu Mandal.

The water was discharged into the gravity canal, after being lifted to a height of 115 metres by the 139 MW capacity pumping unit. CCTV cameras were arranged in the area so that authorities including Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao can watch the execution of the wet run. Only one of the seven massive pumping units under Package-8, all of the same capacity, was used for the task.

With a capacity of 1.1 tmcft, the Package-8 surge pool is the biggest among all KLIS packages. Since August 5, water from Package-7 in Nandi Medaram had slowly been reaching the surge pool. Water from Nandi Medaram reached the surge pool in two phases, through two tunnels.
Ahead of the wet run, the water available in the pool had reached 222 metres, official sources said. Since early Sunday morning, authorities led by KLIS Engineer-In-Chief Nalla Venkateshwar Rao had been working on and streamlining the technical issues they were facing ahead of the procedure.

Meanwhile, the water released from the project, after merging into the flood flow canal at Sriramulapalli, would flow for another 5.75 km before reaching the Mid Manair Reservoir. From Lakshmipur to Mid Manair Reservoir, the water would only flow through the gravity canal.  With the run being successful, test runs for the remaining pumps would also be conducted soon. It is likely that the CM inaugurates and releases the water on Wednesday. Meanwhile, revenue authorities alerted people of Thangallapalli and Chinthaltana against going to the Mid Manair Project area at the time.

‘Bahubali’ Motors
Package-8 of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project has seven massive pumping units -- each with a capacity of 139 MW -- popularly known as the ‘Bahubali’ Motors. Each motor can lift 3,142 cusecs of water from the surge pool and pour it into the gravity canal.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp