Kaski: Flood in Madi River causes damages to 4 hydro power

Jun 16, 2021

Pokhara: The flood in Madi River on Tuesday night has incurred damages to four hydro power projects (hydel) in Madi Rural Municipality.

The incessant rain for some days caused the Madi River swell leading to damages in the hydel. The 44- megawatt under construction- Super Madi Hydel sustained majority of the damage while three others suffered partial damage, said Madi Rural Municipality Chairperson Bed Bahadur Gurung.

The 10-megawatt Siklesh Hydro Power, 12-megawatt Himalayan Hydro (Narmajung) and 25-megawatt Apar Madi were damaged by the flood.

Power production in the rural municipality has been stalled, Gurung said. The Sikles Hydel is at risk of being swept away. Its transmission line has already been swept away.

The labourers and staffers at these under-construction hydels were relocated to the safer areas today, it was shared.