Andrabi reviews progress on Shutkari Kulan Power Project

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power Development Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi Thursday reviewed the status of work on 84 MW Shutkari Kulan Hydro Project.
The project is being implemented by Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) on River Sindh at Shutkari Kulan Village Sonamarg.
The Minister said that the topographical survey for the project and Geological investigation and mapping have been completed and Balance investigation proposed to be taken up during pre-construction, detailed-engineering stage.
Andrabi further said  that the Hydrology data, slit content estimation, besides Land classification of the projected area and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) analysis for the project have been completed.
Seeking details regarding the power evacuation and submission of Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project, the Minister was informed that JKPDD was approached by JKSPDC for providing Interconnection point for power evacuation and JKPDD suggested an interconnection point at Alustang Substation which is around 90 KM from the site, further deliberation on Power Evacuation is being done.
The Minister was further informed that DPR depicting Civil, Hydro and Electro-mechanical design have been submitted to JKSPDC for accord of Techno-economic Clearance (TEC) to the project.

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