In a written reply to a question from P C Zoramsangliana of the ruling Congress, Lalzirliana said that the first unit was technically commissioned in August and the second unit is expected to be commissioned within this month.
He said while the original estimate for construction of the project was Rs 368.72 crore, the first revised estimate was Rs 913.63 crore and the second revised cost estimate jumped to Rs 1,329.43 crore.
The project was delayed in 2004 due to the issue of payment of compensation causing escalation in the cost of the project, he said.
He added that Mizoram would receive 12 per cent of the energy generated from the project free of cost.
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