January 7, Hyderabad: Ever heard of anyone making a world record for pouring concrete? Don’t be surprised. The record has been made previously which was broken by Polavaram project from Andhra Pradesh today. The Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after construction workers poured 32,100 cubic meters of concrete within 24 hours.
Project and state government officials remained at the site yesterday as the staff of Navayuga Engineering Company executed the task to achieve the goal. The concrete work began at 8 AM on January 6 and was concluded at 8 AM on January 7. The representatives of Guinness Book of World Record witnessed the entire event using drone cameras.
This record was previously held by Abdul Wahed Bin Shabib, RALS Contracting LLC and Alfa Eng. Consultant in Dubai when they had poured 21,580 cubic meters of concrete in a span of two days in 2017.
Polavaram Project is an under construction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in the West Godavari District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been accorded national project status by the Union Government of India. It has received several awards in the past as well including the recent addition of the Central Board of Irrigation and Power award for speedy execution of the multipurpose project. It has also been recognised for utilitarian use of water resources, better planning, and implementation.
The National River-Linking Project, which works under the aegis of the Indian Ministry of Water Resources, was designed to overcome the deficit in water in the country. As a part of this plan, surplus water from the Himalayan Rivers is to be transferred to the peninsular rivers of India. Also, Hydro Electric Plants will get sufficient water and around 1000 megawatts of electricity can be produced. Even villages will get 24 hours power supply with Polavaram project.
After Polavaram project gets completed, no question of scarcity of water for the farmers for both the crops per year will exist as 68 TMCs of water is expected to be available for the farmers for the second crop.
Congratulating the irrigation official for achieving the prestigious award, CM Naidu had directed the officials to complete the Relief and Rehabilitation packages on war-footing.
“Polavaram is the most prestigious multi-faceted project in the country. Diaphragm Wall, Earth Come Rock Phil Dam, Massive Radial Gates Whilst Everything Special. The objective of the project is future of Andhra Pradesh”, Chandrababu Naidu said in a tweet.