Mohura power house to be revived

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Srinagar, May 13 (UNI) The century old historic Mohura Power House (MPH) with 7.5 km long wooden flume, having a great heritage value, would be revived in the Jammu and Kashmir.

The only power house left in the world now which has wooden flume, was the first power house in the undivided Jammu and Kashmir supplying power to consumers.

Similar power house with wooden flume was in Europe, in early 20th century which has been dismantled.

The MPH suffered extensive damage during the 1947 raid by Pakistani intruders and entire Kashmir valley was plunged into darkness for several months.

The water was being transported to the main power house from hill top through these wooden flume to generate power. However, the wooden flume had been damaged due to flood and other reasons.

An official spokesman said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced to revive the power house in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

He said experts would be called from anywhere within or outside the country to make the power house functional again.

He said the power house being the only one in the world with 7.5 km long wooden flume had a great heritage value and its revival would be a boon for tourism in the area.

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