Crime Bureau, Tolivelugu: Kannepalli, Annaram, and Sundilla pumps are important for the lakhs of crores worth lifting projects. The entire project depends on the decisions of the Engineer-in-Chief working in those areas. Even a small mistake can cost thousands of crores. Nalla Venkateshwar, who is the ENC of the region, has cheated the people of Telangana. Megha Krishna Reddy, someone whom everyone has trusted also cheated everyone in the end.
The already sunk Annaram Pumps & Megha’s role
Annaram pumps and motors were sunk last year itself. Motors running on turbo technology should be completely dry if they are ever submerged. Electrical items do not work when wet. Nalla Venkateswarlu, who boasted that Kaleswaram is like heaven on earth, now does not speak at all. However, even though the protection wall of the pump houses has been raised, it has sunk again this year. He managed all the back door affairs along with Satish, Chief Manager of Megha Engineers. That’s why whatever Megha says is declared final and every work that is done was done with the sole intention of making profits and that’s the reason behind the bad quality of work. As a result of these activities going on behind, the flaws of the project are now visible to everyone. While the government has trusted him blindly, he is currently one of the main reasons behind the submergence of Kannepalli pumps.
Lack of faith despite looting the Public’s money for 12 extra years!
Whenever a government is holding onto its retired employee, it signifies that the employee is meant to add so much value to the ongoing works of the government. However, in this condition, the promotions and tenure extensions of irrigation engineers are strange. The reason for that is the possibility of making excessive money. Only lobbyists can stand here. Nalla Venkateswarlu is a good example of that. Joined as a Junior Engineer, he worked as Secretary of Telangana Engineers Association and Vice President of Gazette Union. Venkateswarlu, who worked as the chief engineer of Karimnagar district with the lobbying done in the unions, has now been appointed as the in charge of Kaleswaram Ramagund and Nirmal and Adilabad districts. This means that all the main upliftment matters in Kaleswaram will be in his hands. Despite being in such a key post and earning a lot of money, it is the cross-horizon decisions taken without considering the future generations that have caused the sinking of the pumps.
Meetings with Megha
Nalla Venkateswarlu, who continues as ENC, will get the salary of Junior Engineers. But the wealth he amassed so far is on a different level. It is believed that it is happening just through the meetings he is having with the contractors. He is said to have a 10-year relationship with Megha. The work done for the Pranahita Chevella project was combined. They are dealing with each other for mutual benefit. Venkateshwarlu is settling the affairs along with Megha Chief General Manager Satish. Megha signs files without reading any documents. Monthly bill releases, agreements, and revised agreements are prepared at the Megha office in Karimnagar. Evidence related to these was obtained by the Crime Bureau. Brahmaiah is the Vice President of Megha Company for the Kaleswaram Project. Together with him, booking bills, invoices, Rs. 200 crores to Rs. 400 crores per month – that is, the annual turnover is Rs. 12 thousand crores but Rs. 15 thousand to Rs. 18 thousand crores were shown and released in higher amount.
Everything is told in advance and things are done
A government engineer should work for the people. But sources say that Nalla Venkateswarlu works only for the Megha company. He focuses on doing the designs that are as per the instructions given by the Megha company. The same file is sent to the Central Design Organization in Hyderabad. On behalf of the government, they say that it’s all the same. With this, the work will start immediately. After that again with a revised design or some other curve, there will be a huge invoice raised from Megha asking for a humongous amount of money. As he was working as the most loyal to Megha, he earned a lot financially on the names of his benami. Megha involved his relatives on a large scale in the institution and established a society there. He is showing more interest in working and planning for Megha even when he is an official government representative, this shows us how he became a slave to a private company.
What to do now?
Pumps were submerged and crores of rupees were wasted. An investigation should be started on the character and quality of the work done by Megha leader Picchi Reddy for misappropriating people’s money. A judicial committee should be formed with experts in various fields. This will reveal all the errors. Since the formation of Telangana, there is a need to investigate about 2 lakh crores spent in the name of Mission Bageeratha, lift irrigation projects, and Musi beautification, which were said to be for the sake of water. Only then will everyone know how much they have ruthlessly exploited so far.