Polavaram, first project in India to use hydraulic technology for lifting radial gates
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) is using Germany-based hydraulic technology for lifting the radial gates of the Polavaram Project. Engineers from Germany have arrived at project site for fixing hydraulic cylinders for radial gates.
Two hydraulic cylinders will be installed for each gate. In total, 96 hydraulic cylinders will be arranged for 48 gates. The fixing of 20-metric tonne hydraulic cylinder is the key for operating radial gates. For the first time in India, hydraulic technology is being used for lifting radial gates. Once fixed, two gates can be lifted at a time.