Andhra Pradesh

Govt fast-tracks Pattiseema


With the August 15 deadline for the start of the first phase of Pattiseema project fast approaching, the Irrigation department has intensified its efforts to ensure completion of the project within the stipulated timeframe.

The department had deputed a team of senior engineers to China to undertake a detailed inspection of the design and construction of the lift scheme for drawl of water from Godavari near Pattiseema village and dropping it into the Polavaram right main canal in single stage. The scheme envisages diversion of 80 tmcft of water from Godavari river to Krishna delta by tapping water at Pattiseema.

Accordingly, it was proposed to erect 13 pumps and motors with a discharge capacity of 8,500 cusecs. The water would be pumped through motors to the Polavaram right canal and from there into Krishna river through gravity.

The team comprising engineers from Irrigation department and hydro energy consultancy team members of the AP Genco will inspect components like construction of pump house, civil, hydro and electro mechanical works and construction of delivery cistern operation along with inspection of synchronous motors at Shanghai Electric Machinery Co. Ltd in China.

“It will take about 20 days for the first shipment to reach the State, probably by August first week and the equipment is scheduled to be installed before August 12. Once the trial runs are completed, we will be in a position to release water into the canal before the deadline,” a senior Irrigation department official told The Hindu .

Team of engineers sent to China for inspection

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