Fresh tenders for Polavaram Floats from Today

Vastavam web: Water resources minister Anil Kumar Yadav said that the government would call fresh tenders for Polavaram irrigation project works from Saturday. It will be completed by September end, he added. He said this would be undertaken in the newly-introduced reverse tendering procedure and even the Navayuga Engineering Company, whose contract was terminated from the present works, also could participate in it.

Water resources minister Anil Kumar Yadav said that the government would call fresh tenders for Polavaram irrigation project works from Saturday. It will be completed by September end, he added. He said this would be undertaken in the newly-introduced reverse tendering procedure and even the Navayuga Engineering Company, whose contract was terminated from the present works, also could participate in it.

At present, all the works at Polavaram project came to a halt in the last couple of months. Now the project was completely inundated due to the flood water in the Godavari river, which does not allow carrying out of works. The state government has to establish the Judicial Review Committee for verification and review of all the tenders to be released by the government. The government has already brought a law to this effect in the recent Assembly session.

“Many parts along Krishna river were inundated with an increase in inflows from the upstream. It was the responsibility of the government to evacuate people and send them to safer places,” said the minister. He accused the TDP leaders of indulging in “dirty politics” claiming the drones were deployed to monitor TDP president Chandrababu Naidu’s residence which is in the middle of the river bund region and prone to inundation. “Seeing the onset of floods, Chandrababu ran away to Hyderabad. Floodwater reached the house just with 5 lakh cusecs of outflows. If they thought water would not enter the house, why would they place sand bags on the embankment of the house,” asked the minister.