Jaypee Group's Rs 7,000-crore Karcham Wangtoo hydro power project in Himachal Pradesh is expected to be opeÂrational by August 15, much ahead of schedule.
The 1,000-MW hydro-eleÂctric project on the river Sutlej is the country's largest in the private sector. Two units of the project, with a capacity of 250 MW each, have already been commissioned. The third and fourth units are expected to be operational by July 20 and August 15, respectively. All the units of Karcham Wangtoo project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh are expected to be running by August 15, three months ahead of schedule. As per the original schedule, the whole plant was to be commissioned by November 17, 2011.
The run-of-the-river projÂect is being constructed by Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corporation, a part of the Jaypee Group. Once all units of the Karcham Wangtoo project are commi-ssioned, the Jaypee Group's total installed hydro power capacity would rise to 1,700 MW.