Kishtwar: Union Power Secretary, Alok Kumar, Wednesday visited dam site of 1000 MW Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project, being executed by CVPPL, a joint venture of NHPC and JKSPDC, at Drangdhuran in Kishtwar district to inspect ongoing construction works in the dam complex.
Union Secretary was accompanied by Principal Secretary, PDD, Rohit Kansal; CMD, NHPC, Abhay Kumar Singh; Union Joint Secretary Power, Vishal Kapoor and other officers of PDD.
Union Secretary, after having a brief overview about the project layout, inspected the ongoing construction works on the diversion tunnel. He expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress on the works being executed under the project.
He asked the concerned to ensure that construction work on coffer dam and Concrete Face Rockfill dam can be commenced at the earliest for completion of the prestigious project within scheduled time. “Completion of this project will not only add to existing electricity generation capacity but will contribute immensely towards growth and development of the district and J&K as well”, he maintained.
He expressed hope that the power projects in Kishtwar in particular and in Jammu and Kashmir in general will play vital role in providing employment to the local populace.
Managing Director, CVPPL, Rajat Gupta; Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Kumar Sharma; Head of Project, Narender Kumar and other senior officers of CVPPL and district administration were present on the occasion.