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Coffer dam of Alaknanda hydropower project collapses

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 19:14

Dehra Dun: An under-construction coffer-dam
of a hydropower project, being built near Srinagar town of
Uttarakhand, on Monday collapsed due to sudden rise in the water
level of the Alaknanda river, a senior official said.

The water level of the river rose following heavy rains
that led to the collapse of the coffer-dam of the Alaknanda
Hydropower Project, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Srinagar
Manmohan Singh said.

No loss of life or property have been reported, he said,
adding the water level of the river has now started reducing.

The 330 MW project is being built at a cost of Rs 2,100
crore and is expected to be commissioned next year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 19:14
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