STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Lower cofferdam diaphragm wall works begin

The upper cofferdam is expected to be 2,480 meters long and 42.5 meters high.

Published: 10th August 2021 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2021 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Construction of the diaphragm wall of the lower cofferdam of the Polavaram Multipurpose Irrigation Project commenced on Monday by Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL). The company vice-president Rangarajan commenced the works by performing a special puja.As the construction of the upper cofferdam was nearing completion, the MEIL  expedited the work on the lower cofferdam. Another cofferdam will be built downstream of the spillway to ensure the water does not flow back to the Earth Cum Rock Fill dam site. Construction work on the ECRF dam will begin at the end of the year.

The upper cofferdam is expected to be 2,480 meters long and 42.5 meters high. The construction of the entire upper cofferdam with a height of 40 meters was completed. The lower cofferdam will be 1,616 m long and 30.50 m high.  Construction of the lower cofferdam, which is 10 meters deep and 1.2 meters wide, is being done in an expeditious manner.  MEIL has already completed about 62,730 cubic meters of rock filling work on the lower cofferdam. Water Resources Department DEE MKDV Prasad, MEIL GM Muddu Krishna and AGM Rajesh were present.



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