Though the department has invited bids on October 12 and scheduled to award it by October 29, a few consultancies sought relaxation in the eligibility requirement.
With over 4 lakh cusecs reaching Prakasam Barrage, in lower Krishna basin, at 8 pm, the water resources officials were discharging 3.95 lakh cusecs downstream.
New record this water year likely as inflows may continue till Nov first week
Traffic was also disrupted near VMC office for a while as several motorists were stranded on the national highway towards Hyderabad.
Flood flow to major reservoirs in Krishna basin to remain steady
As of Friday, the cumulative surplus let into the sea stood at 844 TMC, much higher than last year’s 798 TMC, and is expected to touch 900 TMC as the flood is expected to continue.
3 SDRF and NDRF teams stationed at Vijayawada, Nandigama and Thotlavalluru; 2,300 people moved to four relief camps
Heavy inflows into Vijayawada's Prakasam Barrage, dams in Krishna basin to continue for two more days
The Prakasam Barrage continued to discharge 7.3 lakh cusecs of flood water downstream at 8 pm on Thursday.
Meanwhile, first warning was issued in the day at Gotta Barrage over Vamsadhara as inflows rose.
First flood warning is likely to be issued at barrage today as officials expect over 4 lakh cusecs of inflows; IMD predicts thunderstorms in Coastal AP
In Godavari basin, flood remained steady at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage, which recorded an inflow of 3.9 lakh cusecs at 4 pm and an outflow of 3.88 lakh cusecs.
4.2L cusecs of water released from Prakasam Barrage; low-lying areas in V’wada alerted
It may be recalled that the State Cabinet has recently given an in-principle sanction for the two barrages, estimated to cost about Rs 2,565 crore.
Each barrage, downstream Prakasam Barrage, to have storage capacity of 3 TMC; estimated cost Rs 2,565 crore
The protesting farmers demanded that the CRDA release the annuity immediately which has been pending for the last three months.