Larsen & Toubro has said it has completed construction of Medigadda barrage under Kaleshwaram project in Telengana in just 24 months.
The Rs 80,000 crore project was built on Godavari river, which originates in Maharashtra, flows through Telangana before merging with the sea in Andhra Pradesh.
In a statement, the engineering major said magnitude of the project can be gauged from from the fact that 1.8 crores cubic meters of earthwork excavation, 18.5 lakh cubic meters of concreting work (equivalent to 7 times that of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa), 1.35 lakh MT of steel work (equivalent to more than 15 times used in building Eiffel Tower), 5.5 lakh square meters of formwork and over 25,0000 MT of hydro-mechanical works were used.
“The Medigadda Barrage will be a major part of the vital irrigation infrastructure to lift an estimated 180 TMC of water per year from river Godavari to Sripada Yellampalli Project to provide drinking water, facilitate irrigation and meet industrial needs in 23 districts of Telangana,” it added.
The largest barrage in the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project was inaugurated Friday by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in the presence of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh.
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