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Construction : Web Exclusive | January 2018 | Source : CW-India

Jammu and Kashmir get power boost

Four power projects are operational on river Chenab, while seven more have been proposed to be constructed, which will provide clean power to the state, indicate reports. The four power projects with 1,680 MW cumulative capacity operational on river Chenab and seven more projects with a total capacity of 5,388 MW have been proposed to be constructed on the river flowing through Chenab Valley comprising Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts.

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has formed a comprehensive Relief and Rehabilitation (RR) for the affected people of the three power projects of Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kawar in Kishtwar district. As per reports, Dulhasti Power Project with a capacity of 390 MW, Bhagliar Hydro Electric Project (BHEP) Stage-I and II with capacity of 450 MW each, and Salal Hydro Electric Project (HEP) with a capacity of 390 MW are operational and are generating power, which is being supplied as per set norms.

According to reports, among these projects, Pakaldul, Kiru and Kwar HEPs are in advanced stage of tendering while final clearance is awaited at CEA for Sawlakote HEP. A detailed project report (DPR) for the Kirthai-I project is under appraisal at CEA while Kirthsai-II has been appraised by the CEA for which a consultant has been engaged for preparation of bid document for execution of project.

The execution of Lower Kalnai Project will reportedly cost Rs 576.87 crore with a mere 10 per cent work done; Rs 108.10 crore has been expended so far. The 800 MW Burser HEP is reportedly under investigation and DPR preparation.

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