Kondaveeti Vagu will no more be stream of sorrow: CM Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the Rs 237 crore Kondaveeti Vagu project at Sitanagaram in Tadepalli mandal on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the State Government took up the project to solve the inundation problem in capital region Amaravati during Kondaveeti Vagu floods. A waterway would be developed as part of the project.
Kondaveeti Vagu used to pose a submersion threat to about 13,000 acres of agricultural land every year when it was in spate. The Chief Minister said he came up with a permanent solution to the inundation problem after personally inspecting the area. As part of the project, about 5,000 cusecs of flood water of Kondaveeti Vagu would be lifted to Prakasam Barrage. Earlier, Kondaveeti Vagu widening works were taken up at a cost of Rs 90 lakh.
completion of the Kondaveeti Vagu project, it will be no more a ‘Stream of Sorrow’. Instead, it will be a boon to the capital region. Amaravati will be the best capital in the country as it has 30 km length of waterway in the form of perennial Krishna river. The government is also planning to develop a waterway from the capital city to Chennai via Penna river as it is a cheap and eco-friendly mode of transport, he said.
Naidu also said: “The government is committed to complete the multipurpose Polavaram project at the earliest to utilise the water of Godavari river in an optimum manner for the economic growth of the State.” Ministers Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, Prathipati Pulla Rao and Ravela Kishore Babu, MP Galla Jayadev, District Collector Kantilal Dande and other officials were present on the occasion.
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