SRINAGAR: In a significant improvement, the Chenab Valley Energy Tasks Ltd (CVPP) crossed a milestone by beginning the diversion of the Chanab River for its Ratle Project. This may pave the best way for the working of the dam of the 850-MW Ratle Venture.
CVPP is a three way partnership firm between NHPC and the JKSPDC, a 100 per cent absolutely owned firm of the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Division. The JKSPDC has solely 49 per cent shares within the CVPP after the NHPC bought the 2 per cent shares of the corporate from the Energy Buying and selling Company. It’s implementing three main Chenab basin initiatives together with Kwar.
The Rs 5281.94 crore Ratle venture is being applied within the Kishtwar district not distant from the principle street between Doda and Kishtwar. It envisages the development of a 133 m excessive dam, an underground powerhouse with 4 items of 205 MW every and one with 30 MW.
Diversion of the Chenab discharge marks the completion of two round 11-meter diameters with one 555 meters in size and one other 460 meters. With the river diverted, now the work will begin on the principle dam construction of the venture.
That is the second profitable operationalisation of DTs within the Chenab basin. On January 15, 2024, the diversion tunnel of Kwar turned operational. Kwar is upstream of Ratle on the identical river and in the identical district.
Thathri, a freeway city near the location, has been demanding that the venture implementors mustn’t dump the particles inside the river because it might endanger the city throughout summer time by growing the flooding. They allege that many of the excavations from the tunnel have been dumped inside the river which has shallowed it at locations and diverted the move. They’re looking for a excessive concrete wall for the safety of the city.
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