Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar

Posted on:20 May 2018 09:00:02
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar
20 May 2018 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar. 

Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion. 

The project has been built by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. It has been constructed at a cost of 5200 crore rupees. 

It is expected to generate 1,713 million units of electricity per annum. Jammu and Kashmir would get 12 percent of power from the project. 

He also laid the foundation stone of the ring road project in Srinagar. This will boost connectivity with Bandipora, Uri, and Ganderbal.

Earlier, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Zojila Tunnel, providing all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil, and Leh.

The Zojila pass will be Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel. It is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway which remains closed during winters.

Jammu and Kashmir is going to get development projects worth 25,000 crore rupees. He said these projects will have a positive impact on the people of the states.

There is great scope for agricultural growth across the state. He said Jammu and Kashmir can play a key role in holistic healthcare.

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