Location `

The Project is located on Allai Khwar River, left bank tributary of Indus River near Besham District Battagram in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa province at a distance of 245 Km from Islamabad.

Scope of Work

Reservoir Dam structure Power intake , Sand Trap, Pressure Tunnel Power House (121 MW) Tailrace & Switchyard.

Objectives / Benefits To provide cheaper power to the National Grid
Date of Commencement Original (as per Contract) June  2003
Date of Completion

Original (as per Contract)

Revised / Expected


June 2007

Jan 2009 / Mar 2013

Project Cost 

(Rs. Million)

(As per PC-I
Approved on 29.07.2011)




7312.687 6522.261 13834.948
Salient Features Design Discharge 21 m3/s
Gross Head 692 m
Headrace Tunnel Length 2.366 km
Installed Capacity 121 MW
Energy per annum 463 GWh
Present Status / Progress

-The power house is in commercial operation since 25th March 2013
-The power house has supplied 420.80 M kWh to the national grid upto 28.02.2014.

Incharge of the Project Name: Engr. Anwar Ahmed Khan
Designation: Project Director Allai Khawar Hydropower Project WAPDA Besham,
Contact No. 092-996-400269
Updated as on 28.02.2014