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Foundation stone for hydel power project likely to be laid in March

Foundation stone for hydel power project likely to be laid in March
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The State government is initiating steps to lay foundation stone to the proposed hydel power project during March this year, which is part of the multipurpose Polavaram Project.

Rajamahendravaram: The State government is initiating steps to lay foundation stone to the proposed hydel power project during March this year, which is part of the multipurpose Polavaram Project.

The power project will come up in Anguluru village of Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari district and the tribals in that village have been shifted. According to sources, the power project will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3,220 crore with 960 mega watts power generation capacity.

Navayuga Engineering Company (NEC) will construct the hydel power project in 450 acres of land and NEC should complete it within 58 months after commencement of the work.

So far, 85,000 cubic metres of soil work was completed as against of 1.08 lakh cubic metres. Meanwhile, the company was directed to install three units in 40 months.

After using the water the power project will release the same into the downstream of Polavaram, because of this there will be regular water flow from the hydel power project along with spillway of Polavaram Project.

State government and NEC entered into MOU in December last year. Hectic activity is going on in the village and the hydel power project is coming up 42 km away in the upstream of Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram.

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