Power production halted in 2 hydel projects in Parbat

PARBAT: Power production from two hydel projects in the district has been stopped following heavy floods in the Modi River and landslides.

Power production from the 14.8 MW capacity Modikhola hydropower centre and the 10 MW capacity Lower Modikhola hydel project has been stopped due to landslides.

Landslides in Betani in Tilahar VDC-9 of Parbat has caused damage to the transmission line thereby leading to closure of power production from the Modikhola project since last night, said Chief of the project Taradutta Bhatta.

Likewise, floods in the Modi River affected power production in the lower Modikhola project. The security wall of the power house has been damaged and hence inundated by flood water, according to electrical overseer of the project Bishnu Subedi.

It will take some time before both the projects are renovated and brought back to regular operation, sources at the projects said.