The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) is set to release water from its Ranganadi Hydro Electric Plant (RHEP) in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri from February 1. The water will be released as RHEP will remain shut for three months from February 1 to April 30 for repair and maintenance work at the tunnel.
Addressing a press conference, Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Tamiyo Taga informed that the shut down of the RHEP is “mandatory maintenance.” The Minister appealed to the public to cooperate during “crucial period of three months”.
However, people living in downstream is worrying about flood situation if huge volume of water is released abruptly without maintaining the label of volume of water discharged.
It should be noted that due to sudden release of water from the RHEP, an embankment had breached and killed 11 people and wreaked havoc in Lakhimpur district in July, 2017.