GVK Ratle hydroelectric power project construction Construction work at the MW project includes the construction of access roads, a concrete dam, reservoir, diversion tunnels, spillways and power house.
One line will be interconnected with the existing Kishtwar substation while the other is expected to be connected to the proposed Shamnot HEP.
Four underground tail race tunnels TRTs will be built to release the water back to the river. Construction started in Junewith the first power generation expected in Return of power projects besides being implicit in cabinet decision was subsequently noted in clause IX of Uri HEP terms and conditions.
Building the plant in the foothills of the Himalayas may be scenic, but it is not cost effective, particularly as almost all supplies had to be brought in with air transportation, at exorbitant costs.
Additionally execution of power projects by NHPC may not entail ownership, which is guided by article 2 of constitution, pertaining to land use. It has cost Rs It needs to be ascertained whether NHPC has abided by it?
As initially conceived, the project's cost was estimated at 1. The underground powerhouse, to be located at the right bank of the river, will consist of four MW Francis turbine-generating units and a 30MW auxiliary power house.
The act of misplacement of records, as the government likes to label it appears to be motivated by vested interests.