Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti works to be speeded up

Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti works to be speeded up
Highlights

Water resources minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao inspected the works of Balaji Reservoir, which was being constructed as a part Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti (GNSS), near here on Sunday.

Tirupati: Water resources minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao inspected the works of Balaji Reservoir, which was being constructed as a part Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti (GNSS), near here on Sunday.

Highlights:

  • Uma inspects Balaji Reservoir works, expresses displeasure over slow pace of works
  • Says Balaji and Mallimadugu reservoirs will be given 5 tmc ft water through linking of Somasila and GNSS

He said that the reservoir is an important project for which Rs.30 crore was already disbursed as compensation to the farmers who gave their land. By storing one or two tmc ft water in the reservoir, Tirupati will get rid of drinking water shortage. Stating that works would be completed expeditiously, he said that he would visit the project every month to inspect the works.

The government is going ahead with the objective of providing 5 tmc ft water to Balaji and Mallimadugu reservoirs by linking Somasila and Galeru-Nagari Sujala Sravanti. The pending lift works will also be taken up. He said that to fulfil the aspirations of the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu the works of HNSS and GNSS projects along with the reservoirs concerned would be given top priority to complete them soon.

He asked the engineers and contractors to increase the work force and machinery for the speedy completion of the project. He praised the district collector for his good work and urged engineers to work even more.

The minister made it clear that no extension will be given on the deadline for completing the project and expressed his anger at the slow pace of works. He said when thousands of crores of rupees works were being going at a jet speed, Rs120 crore estimated worth of Balaji Reservoir works were going at a snail’s pace which he cannot tolerated.

The minister spoke to the divisional forest Officer about the forest clearances for the project for which he said that no problem was there for the construction of bund. Later, speaking to the media, he said that Telugu Ganga 2nd pipe line works would also be completed soon.

He listed their government’s successes in completing various projects like Machhumarri, Thotapalli and Pattiseema. “Water will be given by August 15 through Purushottapatnam. Vamsadhara-Nagavali linkage will be completed soon and Veligonda Phase 1 and Phase II will be completed by December 2018,” he said.

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