Secretary union ministry of power visits Kishanganga project in border town of Gurez

Srinagar, Mar 12 (UNI) Secretary (Power) ministry of power Government of India (GoI) A K Bhalla visited 330 MW Kishanganga power project in Gurez, a border town surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides.

Mr Bhalla visited the under construction 330MW Kishanganga Project in the Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir on March 10, 2018, a press release issued by Press Information Bureau (PIB) last night said.

Bhalla on his maiden visit to the project went to various sites of the project and was briefed about the progress in the construction of the project by senior officers of NHPC.

Bhalla congratulated the NHPC team for its hard work and dedication in constructing the project in difficult conditions and hoped that the project will soon start its operations.

The Project envisages diversion of water of Kishanganga River to underground Power House through 23.25 KM long Head Race Tunnel to generate power by installing 3 units of 110 MW turbines each. The annual design energy for 90 per cent dependable year with 95 per cent machine availability is 1712.96 million units, the release said.

The project is in advanced stage of construction and is expected to be commissioned in March 2018.

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