Diversion Tunnels are being constructed at 4,320MW Dasu_Hydropower_Project by using Drill & Blast method. The dimensions of excavation section are 24.6m×27.3m at inlets & outlets while 20.4m×24.2m in main underground Tunnels.
The project is expected to start electricity generation in the second half of 2024, while all six units of the Stage-I, with cumulative generation capacity of 2160MW, will be completed by early 2025.
Dasu Hydropower Project is being constructed on the River Indus upstream of Dasu town. WAPDA is implementing the project in two stages – each stage having a generation capacity of 2160MW.
Stage-I of the project will contribute more than 12 billion units of electricity per annum to the National Grid.
The Stage-II, after its completion, will also provide another 9 billion units to the system every year.
Dasu-KKH-01, is worth Rs 14.538 billion and relates to the relocation of the 25-km stretch of the KKH.
Uchar Bridge access road from both abutment is in progress.
It is one of the longest bridge (350+ m).