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SJVN triggers ceremonial blast of 1st bench of dam & power house of Luhri Project

SJVN Limited’s CMD NL Sharma has triggered the ceremonial blast of the first bench of Dam, Power House and TRC Slope
SJVN triggers ceremonial blast of 1st bench of dam & power house of Luhri Project
SJVN triggers ceremonial blast of 1st bench of dam & power house of Luhri Project

New Delhi: SJVN Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma reviewed the progress of all major components of the 210 MW Luhri Stage-I Hydro-Power Project. He inaugurated the Web-based monitoring system installed at the project site, Nirath. This state-of-art, Live Web-based monitoring system will expedite the construction activities and facilitate taking quick remedial actions, in case of exigencies.

Sharma dedicated Bailey Bridge of 40-ton capacity having 40 mtr span constructed across river Satluj at Nirath, which besides enabling early completion of the project, will also facilitate the local populace, by connecting two Project Affected Panchayats of Dehra & Nithar in District Kullu to National Highway-05. On this occasion, Sh. Sharma was greeted enthusiastically by Panchayat Pradhans from Shimla and Kullu districts, as well as a large section of locals.

Inspecting the construction sites of the project, Sharma triggered the ceremonial blast of the first bench of Dam, Power House & TRC Slope. He performed Pooja at batching plant at the project site and later at sub-station at Koyal, for providing construction power for construction activities. These are historic landmark activities for the project's timely completion, which is scheduled for May 24, 2025. Head of Project Roshan Lal Negi along with other project officials was also present on this occasion.

Addressing the occasion, Sharma stated that he is of the firm belief that the Integrated River Basin Development approach is the most optimum method of harnessing hydro energy. This not only leads to maximum utilisation of resources but also leads to the comprehensive and overall development of the region thus uplifting the socio-economic strata of the local populace.

He mentioned that SJVN is actively associated with various developmental works in the vicinity of the project under corporate social responsibility (CSR). Under the six verticals of CSR- Health, education & skill development, women empowerment, sustainable development, protection of national heritage and rural development, about Rs 18.00 crore have already been spent by SJVN Limited.

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Later, he chaired a detailed review meeting on project progress activities with SJVN employees & representatives of the Luhri Hydro Power Consortium. He appreciated the dedicated efforts of all associated in maintaining the momentum of works even in the difficult times of global pandemic. He encouraged all to do micro-planning activities to achieve milestones with a step-by-step approach to achieving the final milestone of commissioning the project within the scheduled time.

210 MW Luhri Stage-1 HEP has the potential to generate 758 million units of electricity annually. (SJVN Luhri Project news)

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