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330 MW Kishanganga project enters final phase of commissioning

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Jammu: The 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-electric power project has reached the final stage of its commissioning.

The 330-MW Kishanganga HEP being being constructed in Gurez area of Bandipora district has reached its final stages of commissioning, Chief Secretary, B B Vyas said while reviewing the progress of the project.

The Kishanganga will be the eighth hydro electric project under the NHPC which will become operational in the state.

The work on Kishanganga project, which comprises of,three units of 110 MW each, was started in January, 2009 and it will give annually energy benefit of 1,350 MU.

The sanctioned cost of project was Rs 3,642.04 crore and revised cost has touched Rs 5,783.17 crore.

During the review meeting here, the chief secretary was briefed about the implementation of resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) plan of the project affected families, besides progress of work on the treatment of Madhumati and Bonar Nallah to improve its discharge capacity and to protect the boundaries against high discharge was also reviewed.

The 330 MW project envisages diversion of river Kishanganga from Gurez valley into an underground powerhouse with 3 units of 110 MW each and discharging the tail water in Wular Lake. PTI



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