NHPC concern on delay of dam construction
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11:53
  
Guwahati: National Hydro Electric Power Coporation (NHPC) has expressed serious concern at the delay in the construction of lower Subansiri dam project in Arunachal Pradesh due to agitations and said fears about it were influenced by outsiders.

"Construction work has come to a halt which could ultimately push the project cost from the initial Rs 6000 crore to as much as Rs 15000 crore which will be great loss to the exchequer," NHPC general manager Om Prakash told reporters here Friday night.

He allayed fears that the dam will have adverse downstream effect and said all safety measures have been taken and there was absolutely no fear of flood and earthquake.

Dismissing fears raised by an expert committee on the dam project that norms were not followed, Prakash said before the start of work top experts of the country were consulted and the project was taken up after it.

Various student groups and local organisations are confused about the technalities of the construction and are influenced by outsiders, Prakash said adding ''We are ready to talk to anyone and allay their apprehension.''

''The people should understand there NHPC is a competent authority to build dams as it had done similar and successful work throughout the country,'' he said.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11:53


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