Nellore: The AP government has accorded administrative sanction for Rs 93.32 crore for the construction of a submersible causeway across the Pennar river between Mudivarthi and Mudivarthipalem of Vidavaluru and Indukurpeta mandals of SPSR Nellore district, on Tuesday.
A causeway is similar to a barrage to store water but also has a road which links the two banks of the river.
According Kovur legislator Nallapareddy Prasannakumar Reddy, one of the major advantages of the project is groundwater recharge in coastal mandals which are combating the seepage of saltwater from the sea.
The seepage of saline water has been polluting both irrigation and drinking water sources in the coastal mandals abutting the river. The areas that will benefit from the proposed causeway include Indukurpeta, Vidavalur, Kovur, and Kodavalur mandals.
This will also help for easy connectivity between coastal mandals to save precious time from detours to provide succor to the people during natural calamities, Prasannakumar Reddy said.
“It was a promise made by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy during his padayatra and he fulfilled the same now,” said the Kovur legislator while profoundly thanking the CM for the grant....