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Roads are cracking and fissuring near Polavaram construction site, causing widespread panic among residents. Officials blame changes in the atmosphere and decrease in the humidity in the mud or truck transport for destroying the road. But residents felt tremors as the road cracked down. And look at the images below. I doubt that such destruction was caused by ‘changes in the atmosphere and decrease in the humidity in the mud’ only or at all. Another cover-up story?
Tremors were reported near multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project site check post in West Godavari district on November 3, 2018. Following the incident, cracks have split open roads up to one km near the project area… And people statrted panicking when the approach road leading to the project site started cracking up around 8:30 a.m.
Drivers of lorries operating on that road abandoned their vehicles and ran away fearing that an earthquake may have struck the area. A 4-5 feet deep cracks were seen on the road upto half a kilometer from the check-post.
However, when contacted, project site engineer Ramesh clarified that there were no tremors. The approach road has developed cracks due to vibrations from the heavy vehicles that are being operated in the area and there is no need to panic, he claimed. THIS IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
According to reports, nearly 25 villages in the Agency areas of East and West Godavari districts also lost power supply as several electric poles were uprooted in the incident.
Taking to Twitter, actor-politician and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan questioned the Andhra Pradesh government and said, “I hope Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s real-time governance has noticed how a road of one km near Polavaram Project had split as if some earthquake occurred. Please give a clarity to people as to why it happened.”
I hope Hon. CM Sri. CBN garu’s real time governance has noticed how a road of one kilometre near Polavaram Project had split as if some earthquake occurred. Please give a clarity to peoplewhy it happened. pic.twitter.com/P51oInegy2
— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) November 4, 2018
However, officials denied rumours of the earthquake saying: “There is no threat to the Polavaram project site, and no tremors have been recorded in the area. Cracks have been found on the road, but they are a result of changes in the atmosphere and decrease in the humidity in the mud.” THIS IS THE SECOND OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
The Polavaram project is a major multi-purpose irrigation project being constructed on the Godavari River, and spread across three states – Andhra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. A dam is currently under construction in West Godavari and East Godavari districts of Andhra.
The project will lift water from the Godavari River near Tadipudi village in West Godavari District and pump it through the Main Canal into the 20 TMC capacity Jalleru reservoir, and then supply water to West Godavari and Krishna Districts.
A total of 17,800 acres of land – 6,600 acres of forestland and 11,200 acres of revenue land – spread across 127 villages in four constituencies of West Godavari district – Polavaram, Chintalapudi, Gopalavaram and Denduluru – is being acquired for the project.
Polavaram approach road condition in andhra pradesh. This is very near to the above said polavaram project where works r done by ap govt.. funded by centre pic.twitter.com/jE0yUzbFNv
— Satya Prakash Akella (@prakash_akella) November 3, 2018
All neighbouring states of Andhra have opposed it in some form or the other, with Odisha being the biggest critic of the project.
Hopefully this new irrigation project will not become the next big catastrophe. They are hundreds of thousands living in the area! And there’s a fault line near Bhadrachalam, which is not far from Polavaram. THERE IS SOMETHING FISHY! IT’S A PROJECT FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT! PROBABLY A BIG COVER-UP STORY AGAIN!