The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border will be commissioned by 2022, NHPC officials said.
Sources said the NHPC, which is constructing the dam, has assured the Union ministry of power that the Hydroelectric Project would be commissioned by March 2022.
Power ministry secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai visited the project site on Friday at Gerukamukh to review the on-going construction activities.
Sahay visited all the sites of the LSHEP and took stock of the progress of on-going construction activities.
Representatives of major work contractors also briefed about the quantum of construction activities at individual fronts, said an NHPC official.
Sahay also inaugurated the re-start of Power House works.
He also held a review meeting with NHPC chairman cum managing director (CMD) who briefed about the various construction activities in the project and downstream river protection works undertaken.
The union power secretary asked the workers of the project to work with maximum zeal to complete the project as per schedule.
The Lower Subansiri project has been stuck for the past eight years due to various issues.
There was no work since December 2011 because of agitation by anti-dam activists on downstream concerns.
The 2,000MW Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project is the biggest hydroelectric project undertaken in India and is a run of river scheme on the Subansiri