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Teesta five to be commissioned in six to seven months

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Gangtok, Nov 20 (UNI) The Teesta stage five hydro-electric project in Sikkim will be commissioned in six to seven months, Union Power Secretary R V Shahi has said.

Mr Shahi, who is here on a two-day visit to the state told newsmen here last night, that three units of the 510 mw project are ready.

The schedule of the project with 18km of head race tunnel, one of the longest in the country was delayed due to the landslides during the last monsoon.

Serious geological problems also delayed the construction of the project by 8 to 10 months, he said.

"Now we are constantly reviewing the project and the work is in progress. We hope to commisson the project in six to seven months," he said.

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