National Hydroelectric Power (NHPC), an Indian hydro power generation company, is planning to commission its 240MW Uri 2 hydropower plant by the end of April 2013.

The proposed hydropower facility will have four 60MW hydro turbines, 157-meter-long by 52-meter-high concrete gravity dam, 4.233 km long headrace tunnel and a 3.615-km-long tailrace tunnel, reports the Hydro World.

Uri 2 hydropower plant was supposed to have been unveiled by the end of September 2009.
However, the commissioning of the plant did not take place due to various factors.

The project’s tailrace tunnel, outlet and draft tube tunnels were damaged during the heavy rains that occurred in 2011.

It is expected that around 8,000MW of hydropower capacity will be developed in the mountainous region over the next decade.