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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