Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Teesta power units synchronized with grid

BL reported, the two of Teesta Stage V Power Station at Balutar in East Sikkim units were synchronized with the grid at 7:15 PM on July 25th 2008 and the third one was synchronized at 9 AM on July 26th 2008.

A press release said that heavy rain accompanied by abnormally high levels of silt in the river water, in May, June and early July, had compelled complete shut down of the power station from June 12th 2008. It also said that the silt deposition altered the course of river and caused damage to the river banks at various places in and around the Dikchu town.

The release said that the repair work has been undertaken on a war footing and has been completed within shortest possible time keeping in mind the requirements of the local people.

According to the release, the second phase of the repairs, to further increase the height of the protection walls, will be taken up soon to take care of the safety and security of the people living in and around the Dikchu and Fidang villages.