Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) has permitted the State government to call for fresh tenders for the spillway and the spill channel concrete work.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the PPA presided by CEO and Chairman S.K.Haldar here today. Member Secretary of the PPA R.K.Gupta, Finance Advisor Jagmohan Gupta, Chief Engineer A.K.Pradha, AP Water Resources Principal Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar and AP Engineer-in-chief M.Venkateswara Rao participated in the meeting.
Haldar speaking to media said the PA had discussed various bottlenecks hindering the progress of the project and the members felt that work on the spillway was behind schedule and needed to be expedited. He had asked the State government to go ahead with the upstream cofferdam. The PA had some requirements and once those were provided it would move the office located in Hyderabad to Vijayawada but will take time.