The Luhri-1 project is entering an advanced construction phase: CMD SJVN inaugurates the project’s diversion tunnel.
June 25, 2022
Ch. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN, today triggered the latest explosion and inaugurated the diversion of the river from the 210 MW Luhri Stage-1 hydropower project. Ch. Sharma also inaugurated the start of the Pen Stock fabrication and the installation work of the diversion tunnel gates. On this occasion, Ch. SP Bansal Director (Civilian), Sh. RL Negi, Project Manager and other senior officials were also present.<_o3a_p>
Ch. Nand Lal Sharma informed that the completion of a 617 meter long diversion tunnel is a significant achievement for the project. “Diverting water from the river through it will pave the way for the construction of the cofferdam and bring us closer to our goal of commissioning,” Sh. Sharma said. The foundation stone of the 210 MW Luhri Stage-1 hydropower project was laid by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi on 27e December 2021.<_o3a_p>
Ch. Nand Lal Sharma reviewed in detail the ongoing stripping works for the dam, power station and tail race development on the right bank of the river and national highway diversion. The national road diversion works are in the final phase and will be completed very soon. With this, the construction works of the dam on the left bank of the river will also begin. Ch. Sharma urged employees to maintain dedication and team spirit to complete construction activities of all components on time. <_o3a_p>
Ch. Nand Lal Sharma informed thatthethe estimated cost of the Luhri Stage-1 hydropower project is Rs 1810 crores and when completed it would generate 758 million units of electricity per year. The project would also lead to a reduction in emissions of 6.1 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. He further stated that The Luhri-1 project contributes to the overall development of the region with the creation of community assets, the development of infrastructures and the creation of direct and indirect jobs. VVarious CSR initiatives are implemented near the project benefiting the region and the state of Himachal Pradesh as a whole. Ch. Sharma also inspected the construction activities of the 84 meter long steel truss bridge. Once completed, the bridge will facilitate project activities and will be extremely beneficial to the people of Kullu and Shimla districts.<_o3a_p>
Currently, SJVN has a portfolio of over 31,500 MW. The company is executing several projects in India, Nepal and Bhutan with a focus on harnessing renewable energy. The rapid addition of several projects in recent times has propelled the company towards achieving its shared vision of 5,000 MW by 2023, 25,000 MW by 2030 and 50,000 MW by 2040.<_o3a_p>
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