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NHPC to complete longest headrace tunnel at Chamera hydro project in two years

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CHamera Hydro projectThe 16-km headrace tunnel (HRT) at the Chamera hydroelectric project (stage-III) likely to be completed within two years as the lining and concrete work is on the headrace tunnel was in progress. This happens to be the longest-ever headrace tunnel in the country. The project of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is  located on the Ravi, is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric scheme. The target is to complete and commission the project by August, 2010.

The concreting work of around 2-km stretch of the tunnel had been completed so far. The project would also have a 125-m-long tailrace tunnel (TRT) for discharging the water into the river. The construction of 68-m-high gravity concrete dam at Churaid Bagda site was also in progress and the work of lining and concreting the de-silting chambers of the dam was being executed.

SK Agarawal,  Executive Director NHPC (Region-II, said that the  water of the Ravi had already been diverted through a 366-m-long diversion tunnel at Churaid Bagda dam site in the rocky cliffs in Bharmour tribal region ahead of scheduled. The work on main access tunnel, ventilation tunnel and six adit tunnels had already been completed.The concreting and lining work of the underground powerhouse cavern (100 x 18.6 x 40 m) up to the turbines opposite Dharwala village was also nearing completion.

Three generating units of 77-MW each would be installed there, he said.The project, which was targeted to be completed by August next year, would cost Rs 1405.63 crore. The power generated here would be fed to the northern grid for further distribution to the beneficiary states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.The areas adjoining the project site were immensely benefiting due to the construction of bridges and widening of roads.

Source- Punjabnewsline

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