CM wants Genco to ensure water to reach Konda Pochamma this rainy

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Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao inquired about the Lift works going on to supply water from Ranganayaka Sagar to Konda Pochamma Sagar before this rainy season.

The CM who spoke to Transco and Genco CMD Devulapalli Prabhakar Rao appreciated the efforts of Electrical department for making arrangements at Akkaram and Markuk Pump houses to pump the Kaleshwaram waters from Ranganayak Sagar to Konda Pochamma Sagar. The CM wanted Lifts to be ready in four or five days. He said during this monsoon, water should be supplied till Konda Pochamma Sagar. He said that the Electricity department had always completed the works and tasks before the deadlines and became a role model for other departments. 

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Lifts will be ready in four or five days: CMD

Prabhakar Rao announced that as per the instructions of CM, all the lift would be ready in four or five days. He said so far, water is successfully lifted from Kaleswaram to Ranganayaka Sagar. Works are going on a war footing to take the water from Ranganayaka Sagar to Konda Pochamma Sagar. 

On Thursday, Prabhakar Rao inspected the Akkaram, Markuk pump houses works under the Kaleswaram project jurisdiction. He gave suggestions to the staff working there. Prabhakar Rao suggested that all the precautions against the spread of Covidvirus should be taken and physical distancing should be maintained while executing the works. Speaking on the occasion, the CMD said that the CM was very firm that Kaleswaram project water should reach Mallanna Sagar and Konda Pochampally Sagar this monsoon season and accordingly the pump houses should be made ready.

“In Akkaram, pump sets with a capacity of 162 MW (6×27) are ready. Water from there will reach Markuk. Pump sets with a capacity of 204 MW (6X34) are ready at Markuk to lift the water. Four teams are working day and night. We will complete the testing and get the pump sets ready in four or five days,” the CMD said.

Specialists’ team from Mumbai arrived with special permission

The engineering team from Rahul Cable Engineering, who are to do the pump houses cable works, were struck in Mumbai due to the lockdown. Unless the team came from Mumbai there is nowhere the works can be completed. Prabhakar Rao wrote a letter to DGP Mahender Reddy in this regard who in turn ensured his counterpart in Maharashtra allowed the team with special permission to reach Siddipet on April 21. The cable works of the pump houses are going on under the supervision of this team.