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JK hydel projects likely to be over by yr-end: UPA rpt

Four hydel projects in Jammu and Kashmir, expected to generate 449 MW of electricity, are likely to be completed by the end of this year, the government said today.



New Delhi: Four hydel projects in Jammu and
Kashmir, expected to generate 449 MW of electricity, are
likely to be completed by the end of this year, the government
said today.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced 11 hydel
projects in the state under the Prime Minister`s
Reconstruction Programme.

"Out of these, three projects namely Uri-I (480 MW),
Salal-I and II (690 MW) and Dulhasti (390 MW) have already
been completed and commissioned.

"A further four projects namely, Sewa-II HEP (120 MW),
Nimoo Bazgo HEP (45 MW), Chutak HEP (44 MW) and Uri-II (240
MW) are likely to be completed within 2010," the Report to the
People-2009-10 by the UPA government today said.

Released by the Prime Minister, it said Rajiv Gandhi
Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) for five districts namely
Baramulla, Pulwama, Rajouri, Poonch and Doda have been
sanctioned by the Rural Electrification Corporation on
November 27 2009. With this, RGGVY schemes for the entire
state have been sanctioned, the report said.

It added that in the Kashmir valley, five pairs of short
distance service Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) trains have been
operationalised between Budgam and Qazigund, Qazigund
and Baramula and Baramula and Budgam.

With regard to the North-East, the report said a regional
coordination mechanism, covering all the Northeastern states,
for gathering, analysing and disseminating intelligence has
been set up at Shillong and has been operationalised with
effect from February 23 2010.

"The UPA government has been paying special attention to
the development of national highways in the North-East region
and 10 per cent of the total allocation is earmarked for that
region. So far, about 596 km length has been completed during
2009-10.

"Development of roads and highways in Arunachal Pradesh
involves about 2,319 km of roads. Bids have already been
received for four projects with a total length of 776 km,
to be awarded shortly. The trans-Arunachal Highway forms an
important part of this initiative," the report said.

-PTI

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