Irrigation project on Krishna river to be ready by July

Vijayawada:  The Pulichintala irrigation project on Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh will be completed by July this year, state secondary education minister K Pardhasaradhi has said.

Being constructed since 2004 at a cost of Rs 600 crore with a storage capacity of 42 tmc water to facilitate irrigation for Krishna delta, the project "will be completed in the next six-seven months," Mr Pardhasaradhi, who hails from Krishna district where the project is being undertaken, told reporters in Vijayawada on Tuesday night.

The land acquisition project for port at Machilipatnam on East Coast in Krishna district will also be taken up shortly, the minister said.

The government has notified 5,000 acres of land for acquisition towards the construction of the port.

On Vijayawada airport, he said the Union government has sanctioned Rs 50 crores for its expansion and the work will be taken up very soon.

Story First Published: January 02, 2013 11:53 IST

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