Sawlakote Power Project: JKPDC likely to submit DPR by December end

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Oct 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation is likely to submit the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawlakote Hydro Electric Power Project by December this year.
Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that after the proposal to enhance the capacity of Sawlakote HEPP from 1200 MW’s to 1856 Mega Watts was cleared by the Central Electricity Authority of India, all the studies including Environment, Hydrological, Rehabilitation, Mechanical and Social Impacts were being re-conducted.
 “The drifting work at the project side to study the strata of the areas where the dam and other infrastructure are to be constructed is in full swing. Deep drilling of holes is being done and same is likely to be completed in coming days,” sources said.
The DPR comprises of four to five major constituents including approval of water series, approval of power potential by Central Electricity Authority of India (CEAI), designing of dam and environment clearance. The power potential was approved by CEAI some months back, while the Hydrolic clearance has also being obtained, sources said, adding that for getting environment clearance, a consultant company has been engaged by the Corporation.
Although the environment clearance for the project to be given by the Union Ministry of Environment is also awaited, sources said it would not create any hurdle in completion of the DPR.
Managing Director of JKPDC Basharat Ahmed Dar confirmed that the DPR exercise was at the final stage is likely to be completed by December ending.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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