Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday had an aerial view of Godavari river and visited Kaleshwaram project.

He flew in a helicopter over the river and visited various places along its 140 km course from Medigadda to Dharmapuri. KCR inspected the river which came alive following incessant rains over last one week and huge inflows from upstream.

The Chief Minister along with some top officials boarded a helicopter in Hyderabad and reached Medigadda Barrage. Amidst the drizzle, he worshipped the Godavari river and inspected the water stored in the barrage and other works. KCR later left for Golivada Pump House. After visiting various places, he will reach the holy temple town of Dharmapuri.

KCR's visit on Tuesday came amid the efforts by the irrigation department to bring on line various components of the mega project. Billed as the world's largest lift irrigation project, it is designed to irrigate 45 lakh acres for two crops in a year, meet the drinking water requirements of 70 per cent of the state and also cater to the industry's needs.

Telangana Chief Minister along with his Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh counterparts inaugurated Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) in June.