Warangal/KARIMNAGAR: Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan visited the Kaleswaram Project in Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district on Saturday. Irrigation minister Harish Rao accompanied him to all the sites of the projects and explained him the progress of the works being taken up. They also conducted an aerial survey of Medigadda and Annaram barrages.
Earlier in the day, the Governor along with lady Governor Vimala Narasimhan arrived in Kaleshwaram at 8.30 am and conducted special prayers at the Kaleswara Mukteshwaraswamy temple. Speaker Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary, MLA P. Madhu, in charge collector R.V. Karnan, SP Bhaskaran, JC Amoy Kumar and other officials accompanied him.
Later, the Governor inspected the sixth package works at Dharmaram Medaram in Peddapalli and Laxmipur tunnel works in Ramadugu mandal in Karimnagar district.
Mr Narasimhan was in all praise for Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and said KCR should now on be called as ‘Kaleswaram Chandrasekhar Rao’ for turning the dream of constructing a gigantic irrigation project Kaleswaram into a reality. He said the wonderful and rare project should be dedicated to the people of Telangana.
He also inspected the pump house works at Goliwada and Yellampalli project by aerial survey. He expressed satisfaction over the pump house works at Annaram and Sundilla barrage.
Speaking to mediapersons at Laxmipur village in Ramadugu mandal, the Governor said that he was overwhelmed with the ongoing works of Kaleswaram project in various places, including underground and tunnel works and expressed his happiness over the speed with which the works were progressing.
The Governor hoped that the first phase of project works may be completed by June or July with the blessing of Kaleswara Mukteshwara Swamy.
He said that irrigation minister T. Harish Rao has become ‘Kaleswar Rao’ by working and thinking about the project day and night.
The Governor revealed that two years ago, Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao had met him with a power point presentation on the Kaleswaram project and its salient features citing how it would help the people and farmers of North Telangana. He said that then he thought that it was KCRs dream and now he feels that KCR would turn his dream into a reality.
The Governor added that workers from Bihar and Jharkhand were working in three shifts and even they were being given food at the project sites. He spoke to the contractors about the steps being taken for the well-being of the workers.
Mr Narasimhan appreciated the irrigation minister for his commitment to the project and also special chief secretary S.K. Joshi and his team for the wonderful work they were doing as far as the project is concerned....