IMPHAL , Apr 2
Alok Kumar, Secretary (Power), Government of India and AK Singh, CMD, NHPC met the Chief Secretary (Sikkim) yesterday and apprised him on the status of under construction projects and power station of NHPC in Sikkim, said a statement of Loktak Power Station, NHPC.
The Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts being made in the State and assured expeditious action on clearance of Teesta-IV. It was also intimated that efforts are underway to hand over some new projects.
Alok Kumar also visited NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V power station yesterday. During his visit, he was appraised about the status of ongoing activities in Sikkim by CMD, NHPC. He not only visited various components of the powerhouse but also keenly interacted with young employees in the power house to understand the activities being done in power house operation, it added.
Secretary (Power) further visited NHPC’s 500 MW Teesta-VI Project today along with AK Singh, CMD, NHPC.
Alok Kumar inspected various components of the project like barrage, head race tunnel, underground power house, transformer cavern etc. He also held detailed discussions on various activities being undertaken including jet grouting technique in an inquisitive manner, it added.
The drilling activity for start of excavation on face 1B in Head Race Tunnel was started in the presence of the Secretary (Power) after the taking over of the project by NHPC. This marked the start of the head race tunnel which had been stopped for many years.