Bhardawaj chairs 81st BoD of Power Development Corporation
Approves revival of heritage Mohura SHP at the cost of Rs 133.50 crore
SRINAGAR: Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Vivek Bhardawaj, today chaired the 81st meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited at Civil Secretariat here.
The Board of Directors, accorded its approval to the award of EPC contract for execution of 10.5 MW (2x 5.25 MW) Mohura Heritage Hydro Electric Project, located in Tehsil Boniyar, District Baramulla at the estimated cost of about Rs 133.50 crores
The Mohura SHP, a run-off river scheme was constructed in 1905 in Kashmir on river Jhelum at Boniyar, 35 km downstream of Baramulla, with an installed capacity of 4 MW, later enhanced to 9 MW. It was the second hydroelectric project in Asia.
The LG Administration is very keen to revive this century-old project and the Board of Directors has approved the implementation of the project today. The project is slated shall be completed in 42 months.
Vivek Bharadwaj, who is also Chairman of the Board directed that all necessary approvals like forest clearance, MHA clearance, etc for the projects of the corporation should be ensured at the earliest.
Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Nitishwar Kumar directed that the project should be commissioned on time without any delay.
The Board also confirmed the allotment of the contract to M/s. Oriental Insurance Company for the insurance of 900 MW Baglihar HEP – Stage-I & Stage-II for the policy period from 16-07-2022 to 15-07-2023.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. Raghav Langer, Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department; Raja Yaqoob Farooq, Managing Director, JKSPDC; Manoj Tripathi, CPES, CE, HPM, Central Electricity Authority, Santosh Kumari, Director Finance, JKSPDC; Raheela Wani, Executive Director (Electric); Jankar Nath, Executive Director (Civil); Sunil Gupta, Company Secretary; besides other officers of the Corporation.