Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone Of The Pakal Dul Power Project In Jammu & Kashmir
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project and laid the Foundation Stone of the Pakal Dul Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir. Pakal Dul, with 1000 MW capacity, will be the largest Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir on completion. It is also the first storage Project in Jammu & Kashmir.
Pakal Dul HE Project (1000 MW)
Chenab Valley Power Projects (Private) Limited (CVPPPL), a Joint Venture Company (JVC), among NHPC (49%), JKSPDC (49%) & PTC (2%), implementing the Pakal Dul (1000 MW), Kiru (624 MW) & Kwar (540 MW) HE Projects. In addition, CVPP is investigating Dul Hasti Stage II HE Project.
MOP vide letter dated 28.10.2014 has conveyed the sanction for implementation of Pakal Dul by CVPP. The Pakal Dul HEP shall generate 3330.18 MU of energy in a 90% dependable year and all clearances have been obtained for the Project.
Dam: Concrete Face Rock Fill Dam of 167 m high
Head Race Tunnel (HRT): 2 Nos, Horseshoe/Circular shaped,7.2 m dia, each 9.6Km long.
Power House: Underground, 4 Units of 250 MW each (1000 MW)
Tail Race Tunnel (TRT): 4 nos, 5.5 m dia Horseshoe-shaped, each 125 m long.
Power House Package: Letter of Award has been issued on 21.02.2018. Mobilization is in progress.
Tendering of other packages is in progress.
The project cost as per CCEA sanction is Rs.8112.12 Cr. It includes Rs.2500 Cr subordinate debt from GoI. Further, equity on behalf of JKSPDC/GoJK (Rs 1192 Cr) shall be released by Government of India as a grant to CVPP. GoJK has sanctioned waiver of 12% free power and water user charges for first ten years from commissioning of the Project. Works Contracts Taxes & Entry Tax was also exempted prior to GST implementation. The project is supported by the Government of India as well as Government of J&K.
Timelines of implementation
66 Months from the start of the Project.