STATE TIMES NEWS KISHTWAR: Balraj Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director NHPC Ltd on Sunday inaugurated office complex building of Power House of Pakal Dul HE Project here. Suresh Kumar, Chairman CVPPPL and M S Babu, Managing Director CVPPPL, Angrej Singh Rana, Deputy Commissioner and Harmeet Singh, SSP Kishtwar were also present on the occasion. Later, the Chairman NHPC along with others also visited Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar HE Projects and Dulhasti Power Station, where they were accorded a warm welcome by employees of Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar HE Projects and Dulhasti Power Station. On the occasion, Chairman NHPC handed over 20 mattresses to District Hospital Kishtwar under CSR-CD initiatives of Pakal Dul HE Project. During their visit, Joshi and Suresh Kumar interacted with senior officers of the company and reviewed progress of the projects. M S Babu, MD CVPPPL appraised about progress of major construction works of Power House and Dam of 1000MW Pakal Dul HE Project. During his address, Joshi congratulated CVPPPL for starting construction of Pakal Dul HE Project, which is going to benefit the State in many ways. “The Pakal Dul HE Project of the Company is of National Importance and is covered under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for J&K,” he said, stressing on the need to achieve desired targets. He appreciated efforts of all employees working in far flung areas and tough climatic conditions. He also appreciated the development initiatives taken by CVPPPL for the Project Affected Families (PAFs) and other residents of the areas. Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPPPL) is a joint venture amongst NHPC Ltd, a Government of India Enterprise, JKSPDC, a Government of JK Undertaking and PTC Ltd has been entrusted with construction of three projects viz Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW), Kiru HE Project (624 MW) and Kwar HE Project (540 MW) in district Kishtwar. The construction of Pakal Dul HE Project started in 2018 and is to be completed in 66 months with an estimated cost of Rs 8112.12 crore. The major work packages of Kiru HE Project are ready for award awaiting approval. All the work packages of Kwar HE Projects are under different stages of tendering. Energy scenario of the region will improve after completion of these projects. Further, a large number of employment and business opportunities will be created during different construction stage of these projects.
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