The Telangana state government’s ambitious Pranahita-Chevella project may take eight to ten years for the completion, and it is likely to cost around a whopping Rs. 40,000 crores.
The Pranahita-Chevella project has been stuck in controversy and delayed regarding the submergence of villages in Maharashtra. However, the recent meet between the two states Chief Ministers K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Devendra Fadnavis was successful, and they have come to an agreement to implement few changes in the project design and reduce the number of villages submergence, paving way to commence the project early.
The T-government has decided to decrease proposed barrage height of project at Tummuddi Hatti in Adilabad district from 152 to 150 metres, which will indeed held in the decline of submergence of Maharashtra villages. The decrease in barrage height will reduce the submergence area in Maharashtra.
“Pranahita-Chevella project will take nearly eight to ten years for completion, after the construction has commenced. As per the early estimates, the project will cost a whopping Rs. 40,000 Crores,” said an irrigation department official.