LAKHIMPUR: Krishan Pal Gurjar, Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Government of India visited NHPC’s 2000MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP) on Thursday and Friday.
During the visit, the Union Minister along with Likabali MLA Kardo Nyigyor inaugurated the 400KV Pothead Yard, connected to Biswanath Chariali HVDC Sub-Station through 400 KV Transmission Lines for power evacuation.
Then the minister and other dignitaries visited various sites of the project and took stock of the progress of ongoing construction activities wherein Vipin Gupta, the Executive Director of SLHP briefed about the progress in construction activities of the project. Representatives of major works contractors engaged in the project also briefed about the quantum of the construction activities at individual fronts.
Later on, the minister held a review meeting with the senior officials of NHPC in which brief presentation on status of works was made by HOP of Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project. The minister appreciated the hard work of the project team and the progress achieved so far. He appealed every one to put their best efforts in completing this project on time, adding that the project would boost the socio-economic and infrastructural development of the region. He also stressed to focus on the importance of renewable energy for the development of the nation. The minister also discussed in details about the other projects allocated to NHPC in Subansiri basin, viz- Subansiri Middle Hydroelectric Project at Kamle and Subansiri Upper Hydroelectric Project and directed NHPC to initiate immediate activities in those upcoming projects. The minister assured all support and co-operation from the Government of India in this regard.
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