Excavation of surge shaft in Rampur Project completed

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Shimla, Jul 24 (UNI) The 412 MW Rampur Hydropower project being executed by Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) today achieved another milestone by completing underground excavation of 149.4 m deep, 7.15 m dia pilot, of 38 m dia Surge Shaft ahead of schedule.

Last blast of pilot was performed by VK Sharma, Executive Director, RHEP yesterday at 1800 hrs at Bayal in the presence of officers and staff of SJVNL.

The construction of surge shaft was one of the most critical activity of Rampur Hydro Electric Project which required excavation of Pilot of 7.15 m dia first from the top to facilitate the excavation of 38 m dia Surge Shaft.

Open excavation of about one lakh cubic meter in surge shaft was started during April 2007 and completed during September 2007.

Underground excavation of pilot was then taken up on September 14, 2007 and depth of 149.4 m was completed in 11 month time.

The Executive Director, RHEP, congratulated the SJVNL and PGJV executives and workers for their contribution and assured that Rampur project would be completed as per schedule.

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