PM Modi inaugurates 44MW Chutak hydropower station at Kargil
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Chutak Hydroelectric Plant at Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir. The power station is a run-of-the-river power project on the Suru River (a tributary of Indus). The barrage of the project is at Sarze village and the powerhouse has been built on the right bank of the Suru near Chutak Village.
The project envisages utilizing a gross head of 63.4 m (208 ft) to generate 216.41 GWh in a 90% dependable year with an installed capacity of 44 MW. The project will be connected to the Northern Grid by the 220 kV Leh-Srinagar transmission line, which is to be scheduled for commissioning along with project’s commissioning. The project is being executed by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd.