The world’s largest multi-stage Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme lifted hundreds of tmc feet of water from the River Godavari in the shortest possible time and set a record.
The three out of four major pump houses lifted 100 tmc feet of water each. The Saraswathi and Parvathi pump houses in Link-I and Gayatri underground pump house in package-VIII had lifted the 100 tmc feet of water each and made the impossible possible.
The Laxmi pump house is all set to reach this milestone in a few days. The Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) executed these pump houses in a record time and lifted the hundreds of tmc feet of water in the shortest possible time.
Commenting on this extraordinary achievement, B Srinivas Reddy, Director, MEIL, said, “Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s commitment, the efforts of the irrigation department engineers and officials’ and the MEIL’s competence and hardworking made this momentous victory possible. The massive pump houses are the uniqueness of this project and completed this project in challenging conditions is another rare achievement. The electro-mechanical works are very complex in general; the experience we have and working commitment and cooperation from all stakeholders made it possible. The Kaleshwaram project will play a key role in Telangana development and will change its future.”
The fields that once suffered from scarce water are now becoming granary. Farmers, who have been waiting for water for a long time, are now reforesting their lands with Kaleshwaram waters arrival. This multi-purpose lift irrigation scheme has changed the State’s fate. The reservoirs and lakes in Telangana are now filled with abundant water. This dream project achieved because of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s commitment and MEIL’s capabilities in execution.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the Laxmi, the largest pump house on the surface, on July 6, 2019. In 522 days, the third machine pumped for 1,110 hours. The 13th machine worked for nearly 300 hours. This first pump house in the project, built at the confluence point of Pranahita-Godavari and the water pumping begins here. This pump house is about to reach 100 tmc feet of the watermark in the next few days.
MEIL has achieved another marvellous record by constructing massive power substations and transmission lines. The Kaleshwaram project requires 5,159 MW power, and out of this, MEIL has established a 4,439 MW power infrastructure. It built six 400 KV and 220 KV substations, 260 km of transmission lines and 7 km of 400 KV XLPE underground cable network in two years of record time. #KhabarLive #hydnews