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Updated On 07-01-2019 13:31:17 ISTUpdated On 07-01-20192019-01-07T07:59:40.392Z07-01-2019 2019-01-07T07:59:36.927Z - 2019-01-07T08:01:17.215Z - 07-01-2019
Polavaram- the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to make its mark in the Guinness book of world records. The project is said to complete 28,000 to 30,000 cubic meters of concrete work in just one day today. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will be visiting the site to be a part of the occassion. The Government machinery and the project officials will also be camping at the project to be a part of the event on Monday.
The Navayuga staff and the irrigation officials started the work by targeting the Guinness Book of World Records. The whole staff and officials will be working round the clock to achieve the global recognition.
The project, which has been under construction, since July 1941 is said to possess a total capacity of 194 tmcft and a spillway capability of 5,000,000 cu secs once its constructed. In a span of 12 hours, the spill channel concrete work of 14,000 cubic meters was completed on Sunday. According to records, the work started at 8:00 am on Sunday and finished by 8:00 pm. This recognition comes within a short span of Polavaram being awarded Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award for speedy works and systematic utilization of water resources. The event was being recorded by the Guinness book of world records by drone cameras.
Speaking to the media, Naidu said that the State Government spent Rs. 15,380.97 crore towards the project and the Central Government is yet to give Rs. 3,517.84 crore against its construction. He stated that the project could be counted for its completion by 2019.
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