HYDERABAD: Engineering officials of both Telangana and Maharashtra states have conducted a joint aerial survey of the proposed Medigadda barrage site near Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district on Wednesday.
It was decided at a meeting of irrigation officials of both the states held here on Tuesday that they undertake a joint aerial survey on Medigadda on Wednesday.
Accordingly, the officials of both the states conducted an aerial survey. They landed at Kannepalli near Kaleshwaram near Godavari river. The officials travelled to Kannepalli road and crossed Godavari and visited the likely submergence areas in Sironcha Taluk in Maharashtra.
They also inspected the Pochampally-Wardha alignment of the proposed Medigadda barrage. They examined the likely submergence areas, if Medigadda was constructed at 103 metres height through maps and also made physical visit. The officials of Maharashtra also interacted with the locals during their visit.
“The aerial and land surveys will help us in carrying out further studies on the likely submergence under Medigadda,” Maharashtra chief engineer Chowhan said.
“We will study the reports submitted by the Telangana government on Medigadda and place our opinions before the Pranahita inter-state Board standing committee meeting to be held on or after January 15,” Chowhan said.
Pranahita chief engineer Hariram and other officials participated in the aerial survey and explained the Maharashtra officials about the proposed Medigadda barrage and its alignment.