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Permission for Phase-I Proposal of SSNL Granted

New Delhi,Narmada Control Authority (NCA) at the behest of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has given permission to Sardar Sarovar Nigam Limited (SSNL) to carry out Phase-I proposal comprising construction of piers, over head bridge and installation of gates in open or raised position at Sardar Sarovar project as per the approved design. The projects authorities have been asked to comply with the condition as laid down by the two sub groups of NCA. 

In the absence of NCA’s permission the construction work at dam site in Kevadia colony had come to stand still. In the absence of gates the dam was overflowing for the last two months. The installation of spillways piers will take the dam to its full height of 138 mts. 

It may be recalled that on June 12, 2014, Narmada Control Authority (NCA) cleared an eight-year-old proposal to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 mts.