Andhra Pradesh

Pulichintala project hydaulic gate washes away due to heavy discharge

Flood waters gush out of Dr KL Rao Multipurpose Irrigation project (Pulichintala) dam. File photo   | Photo Credit: T. Vijaya Kumar

A hydraulic operated gate at KL Rao Multi Purpose Irrigation project (Pulichintala) was washed away in the early hours of Thursday, August 5, 2021, following a massive discharge into the dam.

Senior irrigation officials said that the incident took place at 3 am when the engineers were trying to lift the gate to a height of 4 feet. The hydraulic operated gate no 16 was washed away due to massive surge. The engineers were trying to install an emergency gate.

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