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NTPC- Tapovan Vishnugad on track to start generating by 2012

09th Nov, 2009

Union Minister of Power, Shri Sushilkumar Shinde took detailed review of 520 MW NTPC’s Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro Power Project situated in Joshimath, Uttarakhand and saw the functioning of the Double Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) deployed at the project and visited the power house site. Shri Shinde inaugurated the work for power house pressure shaft at the site. Expressing his satisfaction over progress of the project Shri Shinde  hoped that the project will start generating  by 2012.  He even visited the control room set up to monitor the Double Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) with precast concrete segmental lining , state of the art technology to mitigate the challenge of difficult terrain, adverse Himalayan geological  conditions and social constraints. Shri R.S. Sharma , CMD, NTPC was also present with the team from Tapovan Vishnugad on the occasion at the site.

Under construction Tapovan Vishnugad  Run of River (ROR) river scheme over Dhauliganga in Uttarakhand. The project is designed for annual generation energy of 2558.36 GWH and the beneficiaries of the project shall be Uttarakhand and states of northern region and Union territories.

NTPC- Tapovan Vishnugad on track to start generating by 2012

Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power is seen with Shri R.S.Sharma, CMD,  NTPC and officials at Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro Project under construction  at Uttarakhand.


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