Polavaram project enters Guinness Book of World Record

Marking a golden letter day in the history of Polavaram project – the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh, the concrete works of spill channel successfully entered Guinness Book of World Records by completing 32,315.5 Cubic Meters (CuM) of concrete works in a span of 24 hours by 8 am on Monday.

It broke the previous world record in the category of pouring of concrete continuously 21,580 cum achieved by Abdul Wahed Bin Shabib, RALS contracting LLC and Alfa Eng consultant (all UAE) from 18 to 20 May 2017. Starting from 8 am on Sunday with 1275 cum in the first hour completed 32315.5 cum by 8 am on Monday the Polavaram project also broke the earlier records for largest and continuous concrete pouring.
To achieve the mammoth task, the  Navayuga company has placed 20 agitator trucks and 70 transit mixers to deliver concrete from 10 batching plants with capacity up to 1560 cum / hour a total of 900 men worked together to execute this remarkable feat. The total number of trips of concrete carried equalled 5300, the quantum of cement used 7700 metric tons or 1,54,000 bags, the quantum of aggregate used 30000 cum/7500 mt, the quantum of sand used is 15000 cum. With the 32,100 cum concrete laid in polavaram one can build 650 double bed houses.
Receiving the Guinness Book of World Records certificate from adjudicator Rishi Nath, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed happiness over breaking two world records by the Polavaram project. He made it clear that the Polavaram project would be completed by June 2019 and water would be released through right and left canals through gravity.
The Chief Minister appealed to the central government to clear the revised DPRs of the project immediately, setting aside partisan politics as Polavaram was declared as a national project.  “Modi’s government should release the funds with interest as the project enhances the prestige of the country,” Naidu said. He further said farmers will get great relief with the supply of water to all the regions of the state if the project is completed in time.
Polavaram irrigation project is a multipurpose terminal reservoir, envisaged to cater to the irrigation needs to an extent of 38.78 lakh acres with new ayacut of 7.2 lakh acres and stabilization of 23.58 lakh acres of Krishna and Godavari delta.

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