Hyderabad: Bhongir Congress MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging corruption amounting to thousands of crores in the Kaleshwaram project.
In his letter, he appealed to the PM for a detailed enquiry and urged the PM to stop the work immediately and prevent the misuse of the huge amount costing the government exchequer. He also called for executing the work with transparency.
"At the outset, I would like to bring to your kind notice that on August 6, 2019, the Government of Telangana had issued three Government Orders (GOs) with regard to according permission for entrustment of additional items resulting due to enhancement of lifting capacity from 2 TMC water per day to 3TMC water per day for Medigadda lift System, Annaram Lift System and Sundilla Lift System..." read Reddy's letter.
"ie., Construction of Lift system with Pump house with Metallic Volute Pumps including Supply erection testing and Commissioning of electro Mechanical and Hydro Mechanical works with allied works, Pressure Main, Delivery cistern, Approach Channel, Gravity Canal including construction of CM & CD works and Head Regulator from Medigadda Barrage to Annaram Barrage, from Annaram Barrage to Sundilla Barrage and from Sundilla Barrage to Sripada Yellampally Project to lift 160 TMC of Water from Godavari River 4 Kaleshwaram Project to the existing executing agency duly relaxing the existing codal provisions and ratification of the action taken by the Engineer-in-Chief, Kaleshwaram Project, Karimnagar," the letter further read.
The Bhongir MP alleged that the estimated costs for the project was not mentioned intentionally in the government orders.