Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. This Uri-II project will be able to generate an estimated 1124 million units of hydel-energy annually from its four units of 60 MW each.
The Uri-II project is the second power project on the Jhelum River in Uri area and is close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramullah district of the state. It is locate on the downstream of the 480-MW Uri-I HEP that is operational whose work was completed in 1997.
About the Uri-II Hydro Electric Project
The Uri-II Hydro Electric Project has a concrete gravity dam with four spillways of nine meters each. The dam is 52-meter high and 157-meter long. In the process of generating the power, the 4.23-km head race tunnel carries water from the dam to the powerhouse that has four units of 60 MW that is designed to generate 1124 million units of electricity annually. It has been built by NHPC at an expense of 2290 crore rupees.
Jammu and Kashmir is a state that has a great potential of generating hydroelectric power (clean and environment-friendly energy) in a great amount.
Apart from this, earlier on 4 July 2014 he also inaugurated prestigious project Katra-Udhampur train.
When: 4 July 2014