Polavaram: Huge cracks on roads near Polavaram project site in Andhra Pradesh triggered rumours of earthquake at 8.30 AM on November 4.

The officials rubbished the earthquake rumours. They said that the cracks have developed only on the mud road and blamed humidity for this.

The officials also were quick in ascertaining that there was no threat to the Polavaram project.

However, the cracks on the road also led to power supply being disrupted in at least 25 villages nearby.

Posting the video of the cracks on roads, actor and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan lashed out at chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and said, "I hope Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's real-time governance has noticed how a road of one km near Polavaram Project had split as if some earthquake occurred. Please give clarity to people as to why it happened."

The press statement from the Real Time Governance (RTG) stated,  “No earthquake was recorded at the Polavaram and its surrounding areas on Saturday. For the last 48 hours, there were no such symptoms near Polavaram. The cracks and gaps appeared on the roads near Polavaram project only due to evaporation of moisture in the soil and environment. Concerned authorities have been monitoring the developments at the project site keenly."

Polavaram project is an irrigation project being carried out after acquiring land from 127 villages in Polavaram, Chintalapudi, Gopalavaram and Denduluru. The project is expected to provide water to Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Chattisgarh.

However, Odisha has criticised the project and many in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are  also opposing the Polavaram lift irrigation project.