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Nathpa power plant resumes operations

Onkar Singh in Rampur | August 14, 2004 21:40 IST

The Nathpa Jakhri power plant in Jeori in Himachal Pradesh resumed its operations on Saturday after a gap of eight days.

The management had shut down the power plant situated on the banks of Sutlej River following a threat of flash floods due to discharge of huge quantity of water from an articifial lake in Parchu in Tibet.

Nathpa Jakhri power plant Director Hemant Kumar told rediff.com that all three units of the plant had started generating power on Saturday.

"We had stopped power generation on August 6 after the instructions from the administration that flood water could enter the power plant and it would be dangerous to run the plant during that period. The three units are already producing 750 megawatts of power and we hope to step up power generation to 1000 megawatts in next couple of days," he said.

"We have got inputs that the water is overflowing right now. But there is no threat of the artificial dam giving way. If the river rises by two feet we can cope up with the threat. We have errected special embankments to prevent the flood waters from entering the power plant," he said.



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