Pakal Dul Dam

The Pakal Dul Dam is an under construction concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Marusadar River, a tributary of the Chenab River, in Kishtwar district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. It will divert water to the south through a 10 km (6.2 mi) long headrace tunnel and into power station on the reservoir of the Dul Hasti Dam, on the Chenab.[2] In February 2014, the project was awarded to a consortium of domestic and foreign countries. It includes AFCONS,JP Prakash Associate Bharat Heavy Electricals.[3] Pakistan, who relies on the Chenab downstream, views the dam as a violation of the Indus Water Treaty,[4] whereas India states it is as per Treaty Provisions.

Pakal Dul Dam
Pakal Dul Dam is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Pakal Dul Dam
Location of Pakal Dul Dam in Jammu and Kashmir
Pakal Dul Dam is located in India
Pakal Dul Dam
Pakal Dul Dam (India)
LocationKishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates33°27′25.77″N 75°48′48.99″E / 33.4571583°N 75.8136083°E / 33.4571583; 75.8136083Coordinates: 33°27′25.77″N 75°48′48.99″E / 33.4571583°N 75.8136083°E / 33.4571583; 75.8136083
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2018[1]
Opening date2023 (est)[1]
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-face rock-fill
ImpoundsMarusadar River
Height167 m (548 ft)
Total capacity108,000,000 m3 (88,000 acre⋅ft)
Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Power Station
Coordinates33°21′58.37″N 75°48′18.74″E / 33.3662139°N 75.8052056°E / 33.3662139; 75.8052056
TypeConventional, diversion
Turbines4 x 250 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity1,000 MW

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  1. ^ a b "India starts building Pakal Dul Dam on western rivers". The News. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Pakal Dul H E Project". Chenab Valley Power Projects. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Patel Engineering consortium lowest bidder for 1,000 MW hydel project". Economic Times of India. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant". HydroWorld. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014.