Jammu, Dec 24 (UNI) The first phase of 450 MW Baglihar Hydel Power Project would become operational by June next year, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
Speaking at a function yesterday at Ramban, Mr Azad said the completion of 450 MW, second phase of the project in near future would considerably improve the power position in Jammu and Kashmir.
''The work on the prestigious project has picked up speed during the past over one year and is being executed round the clock,'' Mr Azad told mediapersons after inspecting the pace of work on Baglihar Hydel Project at Ramban, some 200 kilometres from here.
The Baglihar Hydel Power Project is the biggest electricity generating project coming up in the State sector. The pace of work on the project had slowed down in the past, breaking the target date of its completion.
However, the Chief Minister made it clear to the executing agency to complete it without further delay as the State was badly in need of power.