NHPC worried over delay in Subansiri dam construction

PTI Guwahati | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on January 14, 2012

NHPC has expressed serious concern over the delay in the construction of lower Subansiri dam project in Arunachal Pradesh due to agitations.

The company 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 6,000 crore to as much as Rs 15,000 crore which will be great loss to the exchequer,” NHPC general manager, Mr Om Prakash, told reporters here.

Safety measures

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 the norms were not followed, Mr Prakash said before the start of work top experts of the country were consulted and the project was taken up after it.

Outsiders' influence

Various student groups and local organisations are confused about the technicalities of the construction and are influenced by outsiders, Mr Prakash, said adding “We are ready to talk to any one and allay their apprehension.”

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

Published on January 14, 2012
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