‘Will do Mullaiperiyar dam repair till cement lasts’

Published: 07th June 2012 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2012 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

As the cement laden lorry bound for the Mullaiperiyar Dam was stopped by officials of the Kerala forest department, the work of plugging of holes drilled in Baby Dam of Mullaiperiyar Dam would go on till the cement stock lasts, said PWD officials here on Wednesday.

This decision was taken as the lorry laden with cement could not be stationed any more at the forest checkpost at Vallakkadavu as the area was experiencing rains and the consignment might get spoiled.

The work of plugging the holes in the main dam, which were drilled to test the stability, began last week.

But only one hole in the Main dam was plugged. As the cement laden lorry was not allowed the available stock would not be sufficient to fill the second hole in the dam.

Hence, officials have decided to plug the holes in the Baby dam for now. Tamil Nadu PWD officials said Kerala officials, including those belonging to forest, irrigation and police departments, were trying to subvert the repair work in the Mullaiperiyar dam.


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