Wed. Oct 5th, 2022


‘The shutter ought to get changed and it will take about three to 4 weeks. This is extra probably to be carried out by October 20, earlier than the North East monsoon intensifies’

‘The shutter ought to get changed and it will take about three to 4 weeks. This is extra probably to be carried out by October 20, earlier than the North East monsoon intensifies’

one in all many three shutters of the Parambikulam dam in Palakkad district of Kerala was damaged round 2 a.m. on Wednesday, ensuing in a move of sixteen,000 cusecs of water in the direction of Athirapally.

Water assets Organisation (WRO) of the closing public Works division of Tamil Nadu have commenced works on warfare footing to restore the damaged shutter. although the dam is in Kerala, the repairs of the identical rests with Tamil Nadu. Chief Engineer – Operations and upkeep crew had reached the dam website in Palakkad district.

The shutter which is principally raised by 10 cm, robotically opened for the full peak of 25 ft. Engineers with the WRO recognized that a sequence minimize, resulted inside the counter-weight resting on the shutters, thus opening it.

Of the dam’s whole peak of seventy two ft, the storage as on Tuesday night was seventy one.forty five ft and shut to 5 tmcft of water would drain into Kerala whereas the remaining 12 tmcft would stay intact.

Having commenced the restoration works, the WRO officers mentioned the dam shutter ought to be fully changed and it’d take about three to 4 weeks.

The shutter would get changed earlier than October 20, earlier than the North East monsoon intensifies, they added.



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