KISHTWAR: Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh during a day-long tour to Kishtwar on Thursday, inspected Dul Hasti Hydro electric power project besides taking stock of the construction of other power projects with a total generation capacity of 2554 megawatts in Kishtwar.
General Manager (In-Charge), Dulhasti Power Station Nirmal Singh and DC Kishtwar Ashok Sharma welcomed the minister, along with senior officers and employees of Dulhasti Power Station. Thereafter, Minister was accorded ceremonial Guard of Honor by Central Industrial Security Force personnel.
Singh was accompanied by J&K Power Secretary Rohit Kansal, CMD NHPC, Abhay Kumar Singh; Union additional Secretary Power, S K G Rahate, and others.
Earlier he took an aerial survey of coming up HEPs in the district Viz. the dam site of the 1000 MWs Pakal Dul hydroelectric project at Dangduru Dachhan, 540 MW Kwar project, and 624 MW run-of-the-river Kiru hydroelectric project.
During his visit at 390 MW Dul-Hasti Dam site at Dool he reviewed the generation capacity of the power project besides assessing related aspects of the venture. He was also briefed about the power scenario in the district.
Speaking on the occasion he said that the government has taken commendable initiatives to harness the hydroelectric power generation in the district and the people will witness a sea of change in the power sector as Kishtwar is going to be a hub of HEP that would make Jammu and Kashmir power surplus.
Later he inspected the power house site of the 1000 MWs Pakal Dul hydroelectric project at Arzi that is jointly being built by the Chenab Valley Power Ltd, NHPC and J&K Power Development Corporation. The minister took part in a Puja and inaugurated the concreting of the power house control block there.
Showing satisfaction on the pace of the construction work at 1000 MWs Pakal Dul powerhouse, he stressed to the concerned officers to ensure completion of all ongoing works in a stipulated time to fulfil the power generation demand.
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