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Polavaram Dam in Andhra Pradesh entered its name in Guinness World Records and the reason sounds surprising

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Polavaram Dam in Andhra Pradesh entered its name in Guinness World Records and the reason sounds surprising

The Polavaram Dam in Andhra Pradesh which is under construction on the Godavari river has entered its name in a weird record. This time the record created by the Dam includes two Guinness World Records – most concrete continuously poured in 24 hours and the largest continuous concrete pour. The attempt made by the contracting agency Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd (NECL), who is handling the major works of the Polavaram Project poured 32,315.5 cubic meters of concrete in 24 hours.

It has been named one of the national project, the under-construction dams on the Godavari river has been termed as Andhra’s ‘lifeline’ on Monday, it went on breaking the record for the largest continuous concrete pouring in 24 hours and made its name enlisted in the ‘Guinness Book Of World Record’.

On 7th of January, the honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh tweeted on his official account and wrote, “The lifeline of Andhra Pradesh, Polavaram project has entered the Guinness World Records today for pouring 32,100 cubic meters of concrete non-stop in 24 hours. Concrete work to make the spillway had begun at 8 a.m. on Sunday and concluded at 8 a.m. this morning.”

The water resource minister Deviveni Umamaheshwara Rao said about the same in the New Indian Express, “It is indeed a historic feat. Despite all the challenges, we have been able to ensure that the works are expedited. We will divert the water through gravity by June this year.”

The state government has nearly spent about Rs 15,380.97 crore on the multipurpose irrigation project in the West Godavari district while the NECL, as per their schedule will complete the project in 2019.

The official adjudicator from Guinness World Records Ltd told the Mint, that earlier this record was in the name of Dubai, which was held by Abdul Wahed Bin Shabib in 2017. The building poured 21,580 cubic meters of concrete in 2 days duration.

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Published by Shifa Naz on 08 Jan 2019

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