SJVN announces breakthrough in excavating 15 Km Rampur project tunnel

Shimla: Making a breakthrough in excavating a 15 Km tunnel for diverting River Satluj water to operate 412 MW capacity turbines at the Rampur hydroelectric project, public sector power company SJVN issued guidance on Wednesday that the project would be commissioned on schedule in September, 2013.

Having encountered bad geology may have delayed construction of a 15 Km long head race tunnel of the 412 MW Rampur project but engineers on Tuesday made the final breakthrough, putting public sector SJVN’s project on track.

Company spokesman Vijay Verma said, “the tunnel now stands fully connected, a feat that was accomplished in the face of very poor rock conditions encountered during excavations.”

With construction of other civil and electrical works in an advanced stage, RP Singh, chairman-cum-managing director SJVN said “the first generating unit would be boxed up by December, 2012 and the project is scheduled for commissioning in September, 2013.”

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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