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Tapovan hydro project damaged by Uttarakhand glacier burst

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Dehradun, Feb 07: State-run power giant NTPC on Sunday said that an avalanche near Tapovan in Uttarakhand has damaged its under-construction hydropower project.

Earlier in the day, a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and endangered lives of people living along its banks.

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It is reported that massive destruction is feared.

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    Later in the day, NTPC tweeted, "An avalanche near Tapovan in Uttarakhand has damaged a part of our under-construction hydropower project in the region.

    "While rescue operation is on, situation is being monitored continuously with the help of district administration and police."

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    The Tapovan Vishnugad power plant is a 520MW run-of-river project which is being constructed on Dhauliganga River in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.

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