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Neelum Jhelum HydroElectric Project (NJHEP)

NEELUM1Location: The Project envisages the diversion of Neelum waters through tunnels at Nauseri about 41 km upstream of Muzaffarabad and out falling in Jhelum River Chatter Kalas in AJ&K, where the powerhouse will be located.
Salient Features
Dam Type Composite Dam (Gravity + Rockfill)
Height of Dam 60 meters
Tunnel Length

Twin Tunnel, Length 19.6 km

X-section Area varies from 52m2 -58m2

Single Tunnel, Length 8.94 km

X-section Area 104 m2

Tailrace Tunnel, Length 3.54 km

X-section Area 99 m2

Gross Head 420 m
Design Discharge 280 cumecs
No. of Units 4 Turbines of 242.25 MW each
Gross Storage Capacity 10.0 million m3
Live Storage Capacity 2.8 million m3
Installed Capacity 969 MW
Power Generation 5,150 GWh (5.15 billion units annually)
Execution by WAPDA  / NJHPC
Supervision Consultants M/s Neelum Jhelum Consultants - NJCs  (A Joint Venture of MWH USA, NORPLAN A.S, Norway, NESPAK, ACE, & NDC)
Contractor CGGC-CMEC, Consortium of China
Donor Agency
  • WAPDA own resources
  • Middle East Donors;

-       Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

-       Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)

-       OPEC Fund for Development (OFID)

-       Kuwait Fund for Development (KFD)

  • China EXIM Bank-I
  • China EXIM Bank-II
Commencement Date January 2008
Completion Date Wet testing by February , 2018
Financial Status Local (Rs. Million) FEC (Rs. Million) Total (Rs. Million)
Original PC-I Cost 7,794 7,218.00 15,012.00
1st Revised PC-I Cost 37,834.56 46,667.70 84,502.26
2nd Revised PC-I Cost (04.07.2013) 116,515.40 158,367.18 274,882.59
3rd Revised PC-I (approved by ECNEC on 19-12-2015) 224,978.50 179,342.60 404,321.10
3rd Revised PC-I (without including IDC) 165,430.33 179,342.56 344,772.88

PSDP Allocation (FY 2016-17) 

54,253.00 7,200.00 61,453.00

 Environmental Initiatives 



  • Physical Progress            =         91.5%
  • Financial Progress           =         74.5 %*

 * The Financial Progress is with reference to the 3rd Revised PC-I of the project,recently approved by ECNEC on 19-12-2015,and calculation of %-age financial progress does not include Interest During Construction (IDC)

Incharge Of The Project      

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer(NJHPC)