Polavaram estimates enhanced to Rs 7,192.02 crore

Amaravati, April 19:

The Andhra Pradesh Government in an order on Monday enhanced the estimates of a few components of the head works of the Polavaram Project from Rs 5,535.41 crore to Rs 7,192.02 crore. 

According to the order issued by Irrigation Secretary J Syamala Rao the Administrative Approval had been enhanced for the estimate for the work of Investigation, survey, preparation of Designs & Drawings and L.P. Schedules (1)Construction of Earth Dam Gaps I & III, Earth cum Rock Fill Dam for Gap-II, Spill Channel, Approach channel and Pilot channel (2) Construction of Spillway with crestlevel +25.72 and its ancillary works and (3) Excavation of foundations of 960 MW Hydro Electric Power House, Approach channel, Intake structure,Tail race pool, Tailrace channel etc., of Polavaram Irrigation Project” to Rs.7192.02Crores against the Administrative Approval already accorded vide G.O.Ms.No.96,Dt.08.09.2016 for Rs.5535.41 Crores, subject to the condition that entire cost is within the revised estimates approved by the CWC, New Delhi and also ensure that reimbursement from the Government of India was obtained. 

The estimates were enhanced on the recommendation of the Polavaram Project Chief Engineer. 


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