Pakal Dul Dam

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Pakal Dul Dam
Pakal Dul Dam is located in India
Pakal Dul Dam
Location of Pakal Dul Dam in India
Country India
Location Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates 33°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
Purpose Power
Status Proposed
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Marusadar River
Height 167 m (548 ft)
Total capacity 108,000,000 m3 (88,000 acre⋅ft)
Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Power Station
Coordinates 33°21′58.37″N 75°48′18.74″E / 33.3662139°N 75.8052056°E / 33.3662139; 75.8052056
Type Conventional, diversion
Turbines 4 x 250 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 1,000 MW

The Pakal Dul Dam is a proposed concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Marusadar River, a tributary of the Chenab River, in Kishtwar district of the Indian state 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.[1] In February 2014, the project was awarded to a consortium of domestic and foreign countries. It includes Patel Engineering, Bharat Heavy Electricals and Turkey's Limak Holding.[2] Pakistan, who relies on the Chenab downstream, views the dam as a violation of the Indus Water Treaty,[3] whereas India states it is as per Treaty Provisions.

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  1. ^ "Pakal Dul H E Project". Chenab Valley Power Projects. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patel Engineering consortium lowest bidder for 1,000 MW hydel project". Economic Times of India. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan sees Indus Water Treaty violations in proposed Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant". HydroWorld. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014.