The amount reimbursed to the State government by the Polavaram Project Authority is Rs. 6,727.26 Cr so far. Conducting the 81st virtual review of the progress of the Polavaram project, the Chief Minister said that officials should speed up the works as the project has reached the stage of visible development.
60.66% of project works have been completed so far including 48.85% head works, 47.87% main dam package, 59.34% connectivity packages, 90% right main canal and 65.30% left main canal works.
The officials informed the CM that 11 designs were yet to be approved by the Central Water Commission, including four of the spillway and spill channel, four of ECRF and Earth Dam and 3 designs of the gates. The Chief Minister directed the officials to get the clearance of designs quickly for a speedy completion of the project works. The Joint Collectors of East Godavari and West Godavari were asked to speed up the Relief and Rehabilitation and land acquisition works.
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to complete the Coffer Dam works by 15th May 2019.