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GJM shutdown: NHPC shuts Teesta hydel power plant as precautionary measure

A mob of over 600 people began agitation outside the Teesta Low Dam III plant

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Representative image of hydel powerplant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Representative image of hydel powerplant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Nation Hydel Power Corporation has shut down its at Ramdi in hills after a mob of over 600 people began agitation outside the plant site, a official said on Thursday.

"We had shut down operation of plan of 132 MW as a precaution after a mob over than 600 people gheraoed the site and began agitation," the official told PTI.


The official said the regional head of is slated to meet the Power secretary here today to discuss the issue.

"We had already written to state power secretary, chief secretary, district magistrate to beef up security at the installations in district," the official said.

will resume power generation at Ramdi plant once it gets assurance of security of the unit, officials said.

has another unit Teesta Low dam IV of 160MW in hills.

Pro-Gorkhaland supporters had yesterday set ablaze a office and damaged a few vehicles in hills on the 28th day of the indefinite shutdown.

The agitation spearhead Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) took out a rally at Chowkbazar in town yesterday with the body of Ashok Tamang, who died on Tuesday night in a hospital where he was admitted after being allegedly injured in Saturday's clashes between the police and supporters.

First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 11:58 IST
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