Expert panel reviews works at Polavaram

Rajahmundry: Polavaram Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) chairman A B Pandya on Saturday expressed satisfaction over project works. The chairman, along with project authority CEO Chandrasekhar Iyer, held a review meeting in Rajahmundry on the progress of works with Polavaram Project Authority members, members of the Central Water Commission and officials of the state water resources department.
Speaking after the meeting, Pandya said new issues have come up, such as additional erosion on the left bank of the dam, which require remedial measures. “We have spillway designs point of view and we found small modifications may be necessary in the reservoir area. The project works are going on well.” Stating ongoing works pose no concern, the chairman said such projects require inputs from various disciplines and course corrections are inevitable.
The chairman gave several suggestions to the contracting agency, Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited. Erection of 29 out of 48 gates, he said, is complete while spillway pillars have been constructed at a height of 52 meters. Further, 1,105 of 1,128 meters of the spillway bridge are complete and hydraulic cylinders and power packs are being fixed, he informed.

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