Monga raises Mohra power project revival with CM

Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President and MLC GN Monga Friday called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and raised several developmental issues related to Banramulla district with her.

Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President and MLC GN Monga Friday called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and raised several developmental issues related to Banramulla district with her.

In his demands Monga, according to a Pradesh Congress Committee statemetent urged the Chief Minister for revival of one of the oldest hydel power plants in south Asia, Mohra power house, which is lying defunct for last more than two decades. 

"Several years back the State Power Development Corporation had prepared a detailed project report for renovating the 9-MW project which was constructed by European engineers in 1902-03 on the left-side bank of river Jhelum at Boniyar in Uri subdivision. However, since then there has been no progress on its work," Monga told the CM. 

The Congress MLC urged Mehbooba Mufti to revive this historical hydel power project which once supplied electricity to the valley. Mouhra project has many unique things to its credit. It has a wooden flume, which is not seen anywhere in the world. This wooden flume conveyed water to a distance of about 13 kilometers and impounded it on generators at Mohura.

Monga aslo took up the construction of Zehmpora to Shahdra parallel road issue with the Chief Minister. He also urged the Chief Minister to issue orders for expiditing the work on Jatti Baramulla bridge which is going on at slow pace.

The Chief Minister assured the Congress leader that these issues shall be addressed by the respective ministries and the departments soon, the statement said.

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