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NHPC's Parbati-II HEP work delayed

NHPC's Parbati-II hydro electric project work has been delayed on account of poor geological strata of the area. Blasting and tunnel boring work are not progressing as per plan and frequent modification are to be carried out to avoid damage to site work. Apart from this, NHPC has a dispute with civil contractor and tunnel boring contractor, Robbins. The project cost has increased from Rs. 39195 million to Rs.42316 million. The project involves setting up of 85 m high, concrete gravity dam, a 6 m x 31.52 km Head Race Tunnel, a 17 m x 130 m surge shaft, 2 m x 3.5m x 2133 m pilot shaft, a surface power house, pelton turbine and a 400 kV switchyard.

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