Parliamentary committee visits power projects in Arunachal

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Itanagar, Oct 9 (UNI) In order to give a new thrust to the high potential power sector of Arunachal Pradesh, a 17-member parliamentary standing committee on energy has arrived in the state for on-the-spot inspection of certain areas here.

According to official sources here, the team, headed by Gurudas Kamath, yesterday visited the 2000 MW Subansiri Lower project site at Gerukamukh after unpredictable weather played truant early in the morning preventing the team's proposed visit to Tawang to inspect Tawang-I and Tawang-II project and hear public grievances.

The chopper carrying the team failed to cross through Sella Pass due to poor visibility as a result of inclement weather and decided to visit the project at Gerukamukh, being executed by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation(NHPC), the sources informed.

NHPC chairman-cum-managing director S K Garg and Director(Project) S K Dodeja accompanied the team which also comprised Arunachal MP Kiren Rijiju.

The team had left for Daporijo this morning and would visit Tawang in the afternoon, where it is expected to halt for the night.

State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who holds the power portfolio, is camping at Tawang since yesterday to discuss with the team all issues that would expedite execution of power projects in the state, sources added.

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