The downstream river protection work of NHPC Ltd’s Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHP) has started in river Subansiri, covered under phase-III.

The foundation stone of the downstream river protection work was laid by Assam panchayat and rural development (P&RD) minister Naba Kumar Doley and Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah.

The executive director of Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project, Arvind Bhat and the general manager (in-charge) of LSHEP, Vipin Gupta were present at the foundation laying ceremony on Thursday.

The foundation stone has been laid for one work package on the right side bank of river Subansiri, adjacent to villages Tadang and Hekrajan.

The foundation stone was also laid for two work packages of 1 km each, adjacent to village Singori in Bhimpara Pothar area with a total estimated financial implication of approximately Rs. 35 crore.

The total estimated cost of phase-III works is approximately Rs. 175 crore, said in a press release issued by NHPC Limited.

Farhana Ahmed

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