Kaleshwaram Project - An Engineering Marvel
Kaleshwaram project entered the Winners Book of World Records for getting completed in the shortest period.
Rs 80,000 crore, World's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project, Kaleshwaram that will make you proud of Telangana has been inaugurated by ambitious CM, KCR.
This Project, claimed to be an engineering marvel, the water of Godavari River will be lifted to a height of 618 meters (2,020 feet) to irrigate about 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) in Telangana state, instead of allowing the floodwaters to flow to the sea.
The project will provide water for drinking and irrigation purpose to about 45 lakh acres in 20 of the 31 districts in Telangana, apart from Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The total length of Kaleshwaram project is approximately 1,832 kms, of which 1,531 kms is gravity canals and 203 kms comprise water tunnels. There are 20 water lifts and 19 pump houses in the project.
Many world records:
1) Highest capacity pumps, up to139 MW will start lifting 3 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water daily.
2) It has the longest tunnel to carry water in Asia, running up to 81 km, between the Yellampally barrage and the Mallannasagar reservoir.
3) The cavern and surge pool, from where the pump would operate, also holds the world record with a capacity of holding 2 crore litres of water.