Governor inspects Uri-I, Uri-II Hydel Projects
Srinagar, Aug 26: Governor NN Vohra Sunday took stock of the pace of work on the execution of 240 MW Uri-II Hydel Power Project being constructed by the NHPC on river Jehlum near Uri in Baramulla district.
On arrival at the NHPC Complex at Salamabad, the Governor and Usha Vohra, First Lady, were received by Harish Kumar, General Manager, NHPC, Uri-II Hydel Project.
An official spokesman said at a meeting with the management of the NHPC, the Governor was briefed about the status of completion of various components of the Project, which included the dam, open channel, de-silting basin, head race tunnel, tail race tunnel and other salient features.
“Kumar informed the Governor that the first 60 MW unit of this Hydel Project will be commissioned in January 2013, while the remaining three units of an equal capacity will be commissioned at monthly intervals thereafter,” the spokesman said. “The Governor also saw a documentary film on the varied features of this run-of-the-river Project.”
The spokesman said that interacting with the General Manager and other officers of the NHPC, the Governor said that electricity is the key to economic growth and rapid development. “In this context, he expressed concern over the factors which had led to the delay in the commissioning of this vital project, causing denial of the much needed power to the State and a monthly loss of Rs. 40 crore to the nation,” the spokesman said, adding, “The Governor and the Lady Governor planted saplings of apple trees in the NHPC Complex as a memorabilia of their visit to this Complex.”
Later, the Governor visited the underground Power House of the 480 MW Uri-I Hydel Project at Rajarwani which was commissioned in 1997.
The Governor was briefed by N. S. Parameshwaran, Chief Engineer, NHPC, about the functioning of this Hydel Project. The Governor inspected the functioning of MM Control Unit, computerized system and other components of this Power House.
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