Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, which met here on Wednesday, approved the cancellation of the Polavaram hydel power project contract with Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd. (NECL), worth Rs 3,216.11 crore and called for new tenders with a reverse-tendering process. This comes after the High Court’s order to cancel the termination orders of NECL issued by the state government from taking up the hydel project.
The Cabinet also approved an order to recover advance amounts given to the contractor.
“The Cabinet approved the decision to withdraw 412.5 acres of land allotted to the Machilipatnam Port Private Limited as they didn’t start work.
“They also didn’t pay rent for the land given” said transport minister, Perni Venkataramaiah....