SJVN CMD inaugurates upstream Coffer Dam of Dhaulasidh project

SJVN CMD Nand Lal Sharma on Friday inaugurated upstream Coffer Dam of 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

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SJVN CMD inaugurates upstream Coffer Dam of Dhaulasidh project

New Delhi: SJVN Limited‘s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Friday inaugurated upstream Coffer Dam of 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. He also inaugurated a 16-meter-long and 4.25-meter-wide concrete bridge on Salasi Khad and Project Office Building at Salasi. On this occasion, Parminder Awasthi, Head of the Project along with project officials were also present.

Sharma told that the foundation stone of the project has been laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 27, 2021, and at present, the project activities are in full swing. “The Coffer Dam has been completed in a record time of 4 months 10 days and four months ahead of schedule. This marks the completion of river diversion works paving way for full-scale excavation works of Dam Foundation which is already in progress.” Enumerating the benefits of a bridge built on Salasi Khad, Sharma said “The bridge, on one hand, will provide invaluable connectivity between river banks and, on other hand, will also speed up the Dam construction activities.”

During his visit, Sharma took a detailed review of work progress at various sites. He conveyed his satisfaction on the pace of work as the stripping work on the right bank of dam site is nearing completion whereas the work has been completed on left bank. Also, stripping works in the Power House area are in full swing. Addressing the employees, he exhorted them to work hard to complete the project on schedule.

66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project is a run-of-river scheme on river Beas. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 687 crore and will generate 304 million units of energy on completion. The project is contributing in the overall development of the area with community asset creation, infrastructure development and generation of direct & indirect employment. Various CSR initiatives are being implemented in the project vicinity benefitting the region and the state.

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