Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein visited the 2000MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric (HE) Project site in Gerakamukh, Lower Subansiri, to inspect the progress of the project. Mein was accompanied by MLA cum Adviser to Minister (Power), Balo Raja, MLAs Tarin Dakpe, Taniya Soki, and Rode Bui, Secretary Power Ajay Kumar Bisht and CE DHPD, R. K. Joshi.
During the inspection, the dignitaries visited various sites of the project to take stock of the progress made. Mein appreciated the progress of the works and lauded the project executing team. The project, which was taken over by NHPC Limited since 2000, is nearly completed, with 86% of the overall progress made till date. The NHPC officials informed the DCM that the projects are expected to be completed by May of this year, and 2 units of 250 MW each will be commissioned by June of this year, while the remaining 6 units with a total capacity of 2000 MW of power will be completed by June of 2024.
After the inspection, Mein held a meeting with the NHPC officials at their office complex to discuss the issues of Subansiri Middle (Kamala) and Subansiri Upper (Menga) HEP, allotted to NHPC by the Government of India in the presence of local representatives and PRI leaders. He urged them to expedite the execution of the project immediately and said that the matters pertaining to Subansiri Middle HEP will be taken up in the next Cabinet Meeting, after which a MoA will be signed between GoAP and NHPC as per the Cabinet decision.
Mein also asked the NHPC officials to execute their work with professionalism and to achieve the target as per specification. He urged them to ensure that no further delays in the project completion is made as it causes cost escalation and more losses to the State exchequer, amounting to a loss of revenue. The successful completion of the projects will also open up ample scope for the establishment of an industrial zone in the area, Mein added. He also lauded the public for their cooperation in the smooth implementation of the project and asked the NHPC officials to win the confidence of the people through the efficiency of their works.
Mein assured the NHPC officials of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh's full support and cooperation in the successful implementation of these projects. The NHPC Executive Directors (Subansiri), Vipin Gupta and ED Itanagar, R K Chaudhary briefed the visiting dignitaries about the projects during the site inspection.
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