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Assam government signs implementation agreement for 6MW Kalanga small hydel project

According to reports, the Assam Government and the Transstroy (India) Limited of Hyderabad today signed an Implementation Agreement for the proposed Kalanga (Stage I and II) Small Hydel Projects located on the Kalanga river in Karbi Anglong with an aggregate installed capacity of six MW.

On behalf of the Transstroy (India) Ltd, Director Sambasira Rao signed the papers, while Deputy Secretary of Power Department Amarendra Baruah signed on behalf of the Assam government.

State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi, who was present on the occasion, stressed on the fastest implementation of the project and assured of providing all administrative support and assistance.

The estimated cost for the proposed Kalanga Stage-I is Rs 24.64 crore and for Kalanga Stage-II is Rs 27.35 crore, including IDC, escalation and front end fee.

The Kalanga (Stage I & II) Small Hydel Projects are located near the Donkhakum market of Hamren Sub-Division and the two projects will have an installed capacity of 3.00 MW each.

The project is planned as a run-of river scheme and it envisages construction of an overflow weir and surface power house.

Assam Power Project Development Company Limited, a joint venture of Government of Assam and IL&FS, initiated and completed the task to identify and develop hydro power project development activities and selection of developer on March, 2011 and the Transstroy (India) Limited of Hyderabad was selected through tariff based bidding for execution of the projects.

The Company has quoted a tariff for the 35 years of Rs 2.98 per unit and the same was approved and adopted by Assam Electricity Regularity Commission for 35 years.

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