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Tehri Dam likely to generate power by May end

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Dehradun, Apr 1 (UNI) With the successful tests of two turbines of Asia's largest Tehri Dam, authorities are hopeful of beginning power generation form this hydro-power project by May end.

Turbines number 3 and 4 of the Tehri Dam were successfully tested late last night in the presence of General Manager (Dam&Power House) A L Shah and engineers from Russia and Germany.

Mr Shah told UNI that out of four turbines in the dam, turbine 3 and 4 were successfully tested in an idle mode.

The remaining two would also be tested next week, depending on the availability of the required water level, he informed.

''Water level has reached 721.5 metres at present while 740 metre is required for the power production,'' he said.

The power production is likely to begin in the last week of May or the first week of June, he added. In the first phase 1000 MW electricity would be generated.

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