Kaleswaram: Telangana, Maharashtra to Sign MoU on May 2?

Kaleswaram: TS, Maha to Sign MoU on May 2?

Published: 30th April 2016 06:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2016 06:42 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to lay foundation for Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project on May 2.

According to sources, Telangana and Maharashtra will sign an agreement on the construction of Medigadda barrage and Tummadi Hatti on May 2. After signing the MoU with Maharashtra, the Chief Minister will fly to Medigadda and lay foundation for the construction of the barrage.

Medigadda barrage is the first one to be constructed as part of Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project.

At Medigadda, the government will draw 160 tmc water from Godavari and divert it to Sripada Yellamapally Project through Annaram and Sundilla barrages. According to the plan, both the Chief Ministers will sign the MoU for construction of inter-state barrages on May 2 morning and later, KCR will proceed to Meddigadda to lay the foundation stone for Kaleswaram project, sources added.

Meanwhile, the State government on Friday accorded administrative approval to the tune of Rs 7,998 crore, to take up electro mechanical and hydro mechanical works for the three barrages proposed under Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation project.

The government also accorded administrative approval for construction of lift system with pump house, metallic volute pumps and commissioning of electro mechanical and hydro mechanical works, approach channel and head regulator from Annaram Barrage to Sundilla Barrage to lift 160 tmc of water from Godavari river to Sripada Yellampally Project. The project expense is pegged at Rs 2,140 crore.

Plan of action

■ CMs KCR and Fadnavis to sign MoU for construction of barrages on May 2 morning

■ KCR will lay foundation for barrages in Medigadda

Similarly, the government has sanctioned Rs 2,334 crore for the construction of head regulator from Sundilla Barrage to Sripada Yellampally Project.

For all the electro and hydro mechanical works and the construction of head regulator from Medigadda Barrage to Annaram, the government has released Rs 3,524 crore. The State government has finalised the project to construct Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla barrages to divert 160 tmc water from Godavari to Sripada Sagar Yellampally Project.


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