Baglihar hydel project to have CCTVs, boom barriers
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Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 14:07
Jammu: Security is being beefed up in and around the 450 MW Baglihar hydroelectric power project, which has been facing terror threat, with Jammu and Kashmir government deciding to install CCTVs and boom barriers.

"We are installing CCTVs, vehicle scanners and boom barriers as a major fool proof security set up in and around the project in view of security requirements," officials of the Baglihar Hydroelectric Project told a news agency.

While, CCTVs will keep an eye on the movement of the suspected persons and material, scanners will scan the vehicles for explosive material and boom barriers to regulate their entry.

The security gadgets will be installed at power house pothead, yard, main access tunnel, generation rooms and other peripheral units forming part of the project.

An expression of interest for installation of CCTVs, access control room, vehicle scanning devices and boom barriers for the project has been issued by Chief Engineer of Generation Wing of Power Development Corporation.

The Baglihar project has been on terror radar after two arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Mohammad Shafkat and Mohammad Adnan, both Pakistanis, had revealed during an interrogation last year that a group of 15 militants were being specially trained in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir to attack the project, particularly the dam, according to police sources.

The state government has from time-to-time reviewed security for the sensitive project following claims by Pakistan that it was violative of the Indus Water Treaty with India.

The concrete dam, which was commissioned in October 2007 by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, has a length of 353.22 metres and a height of 144.5 metres.


First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 14:07

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