Baahubali Motors Starts Operation In Kaleshwaram:
Telangana CM KCR has taken Kaleshwaram Project as prestigious and operational works are going on a brisk pace. Lakshmipur pump house, a major and key component in Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project had claimed to be the world’s largest pump house with huge and powerful motors has successfully started their operations. Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) unveiled Laximpur Underground Pumping Station (LUPS). KCR is expected to inaugurate this mega pump house on Wednesday.
The 52-minute wet run discharged 89.73 cumecs of water into the gravity canal. The volume of water pumped was 98,85,303 cubic feet, about 28 crores in litres.
MEIL described the pump house as outstanding engineering wonder as it is the world’s largest underground pumping station constructed at 470 feet below the earth’s surface. B. Srinivas Reddy, Director, MEIL said that “This is an extraordinary underground pump house, 470 feet below the ground with twin tunnels and the largest surge pools in the world. This is an ultra-mega project in the world, having 7 motors, each having a capacity of 139 megawatts,” fondly called as “Baahubali” motors.
The world’s largest lift irrigation project, Kaleshwaram was formally inaugurated in June. The Rs 80,000 crore project will lift two thousand million cubics (TMC) feet of water per day to a height of half-a-kilometre. Kaleswaram will give water to approximately 45 lakh acres for two crops in a year, and also it is the main source of drinking water and water resource for industries in Telangana.