Plea to complete Gundlamotu project
The Giddalur and the surrounding areas are demanding the state government to complete the Gundlamotu project, which is under construction for the last five decades
Giddalur: The Giddalur and the surrounding areas are demanding the state government to complete the Gundlamotu project, which is under construction for the last five decades.
The activists like Bareddy Narayana Reddy, Dappili Vinod Reddy, and others are demanding the government to show some mercy on the less than a half TMC project, which is also creating a record, the project that took the longest duration to complete in history.
The Gundlamotu project was announced in 1960 and its construction was started in 1975 with a capacity of 0.37 TMC feet storage to provide drinking water to 14 villages.
The project was breached in 1979, 1980, 1986 and 1996 due to floods while it was under construction. The project works were restarted in 2004 but not completed so far due to reasons unknown to the public.
Last year, the advocate Bareddy Narayana Reddy and other activists held a padayatra from Gundlamotu to Giddalur and demanded that the officials complete the project. He said that the government should immediately complete the Gundlamotu project to harvest the rainwater and supply the same to quench the thirst of 14 villages.
He also advised the government to link Enumuleru and Sagileru to Telugu Ganga canal so that the same quantity of water can be utilized by thirsty Giddalur town.
Local activists Dappili Vinod Reddy, Seelam Subba Reddy, Maguluri Srikanth, D Nayab Rassol, K Jaganmohan Reddy, K Ramachandra Reddy, P Madhu, M Rangaswamy, Mantri Naik and others visited the dam site on Sunday.
They said that the State government has released Rs 3 crore after the padayatra by Narayana Reddy. Though the officials restarted the works of 24 meters slope wall and 424 meters trench and other works, but is not completed more than 30 percent so far and stalled again.
Dileep Reddy and others said that the officials informed them that it requires Rs 2.5 crores to complete the project that provides water to 1300 acres and 14 villages.
They demanded that the government allocate the funds at once and complete the project immediately.