Baglihar-II vindication of Omar’s efforts: NC

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Srinagar: National Conference on Friday congratulated all those involved with the execution of the 450 MW Baglihar-II Hydel Power Project on the successful synchronization and effective completion of the project.
In a statement Junaid Azim Mattu while welcoming the addition to the State’s power generation portfolio said “the first phase of the Baglihar project (450 MW) was commissioned in 2008 and the work for second phase started in 2012. With the commissioning of the Baglihar-II Power Project, J&K has crossed the generation mark of 1100 MW of our own generation. What makes this feat even better is the fact that this project was commissioned within time and below the originally approved cost”.
“Both Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Mr. Omar Abdullah have now successfully and effectively added 900 MWs of power to the State’s own generation portfolio while others have had nothing to offer beyond rhetoric and inaction on this crucial front. The most laudable part of this success is that 900 MWs were added without a spec of an allegation of wrongdoing and the whole process – from conception to commissioning has been transparent. The commissioning of Baglihar-II is the fruit of Omar Abdullah’s efforts and this achievement is a product of his passion and vision to not only make J&K self-reliant in power but to reach a stage where J&K can be a power-surplus State”, the NC Spokesperson said.
The NC Spokesperson said it was during the tenure of the Omar Abdullah-led Government that work was started on indigenous projects with an aggregate generation capacity of over 1,400 MWs while edifice was laid for the construction of projects with a further 9,000 MWs of power in the coming seven years.

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