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Construction of Uri II hydro project in India on track for completion in 2011

Construction work on the Uri-II hydroelectric project in Kashmir's Uri town has reached its final stage, with construction set for completion in 2011, wire services reported.

The hydropower project, which has a target capacity of 240 megawatts, is operated by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).

The hydro project was commissioned in 2005, but the construction work received a setback during the October 2005 earthquake that hit the border town.

This will be the second project on the River Jhelum in Uri after the Uri I project that was completed in 1997 and is now producing 480 megawatts of electricity, reports indicate.

In other news, GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd. recently announced that its subsidiary has won the bid to develop the 690-MW Rattle hydroelectric project on the Chinab River in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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