Punjab water resources dept. completes 60% work of Shahpurkandi main dam

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, January 03

In a bid to further improve the irrigation system and clean power generation in the state, Punjab Water Resources Department has completed 60 per cent work of Shahpurkandi Main Dam despite the COVID situation during the year of 2020.

Punjab Water Resources Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said that the department resumed the construction work, which was halted due to unprecedented nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic, on the Shahpurkandi Dam on April 29, 2020 after some relaxations were given in the lockdown. Now, the work of the project is going on in full swing and almost 60% work of the Main Dam has been executed.

Expressing hope to start the filling of the reservoir of Shahpurkandi Dam Project by November 2022, he said that the project will hopefully start generating power in 2023. On completion, this project would generate 208MW power besides letting Ranjit Sagar Dam to run as a peaking station. While creating tourism potential and improving the socio-economic conditions of the people in this border area, it would also provide intensive irrigation facilities in 37000 Hectares in Punjab and J&K, he added.