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Tuirial Hydro power project to be commissioned this month

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The 60-megawatt Tuirial Hydro Electricity Project would be fully commissioned this month, Power and Electricity Minister R Lalzirliana told the today.

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 would receive 12 per cent of the energy generated from the project free of cost.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 14:02 IST