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Arunachal: CEA officials visit NHPC’s Subansiri Lower Project

The Head of the Project facilitated the visit of the central officials to all the sites of the Project.

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Itanagar: Central Electricity Authority (CEA) Member (Hydro) M A K P Singh along with CEA Chief Engineer (Hydro Project Monitoring) Manoj Tripathi visited NHPC’s 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydro-Electric Project at Gerukamukh along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, to review the ongoing construction activities at different sites of the Project. 

The Head of the Project facilitated the visit of the central officials to all the sites of the Project. Representatives of contractors of major works also briefed the visiting officials about the progress and construction schedule of all the balance activities at individual fronts. 

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The CEA officials expressed satisfaction on the steps being taken by NHPC at the Diversion Tunnel Inlet area as well as guard wall at Power House. Damages in these areas are due to prolongation of project and scouring below the structures which are constructed for temporary purpose, stated an NHPC release here.

The visiting CEA officials also took a review meeting on the Project wherein SLHEP Executive Director Vipin Gupta briefed about the various steps taken to address the challenges in the Project.

Addressing the NHPC officials and representatives of contractors of major works in the meeting, Member (Hydro), CEA and CE (HPM), CEA expressed their satisfaction with the progress of work despite distress during Covid19. All major contractors and NHPC officials resolved to work with maximum zeal to complete the Project as per schedule, the release added.

As per the company, all major components of the Project viz. Dam, Power House, Head Race Tunnel, Hydro Mechanical works etc are in final stages of completion. 

“NHPC Limited alongwith all the agencies involved in construction of Project are making all out efforts to complete the work at the earliest,” an official of the Corporation had said.

Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, also the Minister in-charge of Power, who recently visited the project site, had said that the first two units of 250 MW each will be commissioned by June this year. 

He also stated that all the 8 units of the mega project with a total generating-capacity of 2,000 MW of power are expected to be completed by June 2024.

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