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PM intervenes in row over Chitravathi project

Stepping in the raging row between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka over the Chitravathi issue, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today expressed concern over the project, prompting state Chief Minister S M Krishna to invite a Central Water Commission technical committee to visit the spot on June 14.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2003 10:43 IST

Stepping in the raging row between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka over the Chitravathi issue, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday expressed concern over the project, prompting state Chief Minister S M Krishna to invite a Central Water Commission technical committee to visit the spot on June 14.

"The Prime Minister expressed concern regarding the project", Karnataka Information Minister Kagodu Thimappa told reporters after a cabinet meeting here this evening but categorically ruled out stopping the project. "Work will not stop," he said.

He said following Vajpayee's concern, Krishna immediately made an offer that the CWC committee could visit the project and added that it would be visiting the project site in Kolar district on June 14.

First Published: Jun 13, 2003 10:43 IST