Shimla: With work on the surge shaft of the 440 MW Rampur hydro project (RHEP) completed ahead of schedule, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL) is upbeat about bringing the power plant that is to use the tail water of the 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant for generation online within the stipulated timeframe.
VK Sharma, executive director RHEP disclosed that last blast for the 149.4 meter deep and 38m diameter surge shaft was taken on Wednesday evening at Bayal village.
Construction of surge shaft was one of the most critical activity for the Rampur Hydro Electric Project that was executed thorough a joint venture by Patel Gammon, said Sharma. The surge shaft was excavated in 11 month time, he added.
The Rampur project will be completed as per schedule, said Sharma.
The Rampur project is the down stream project of Nathpa Jhakri project on River Satluj being executed in the joint sector in which the state government retains a 30 percent equity share.