The 450-MW Baglihar hydro electric power project on the Chenab river has commenced its test trials today, following the clean chit received from Pakistan.

"The project is likely to be commissioned by end of this month. But before that we have started test trials of its three turbines and first turbine was switched on," Power Development department Secretary Sandeep Naik told agencies.
The Baglihar project, which has three turbines of 150 MW each was started in 1999.

Says It's Satisfied With Changes Made By J&K Power Development Corporation

Masood Hussain SRINAGAR

ISLAMABAD has cleared Baglihar project saying it is satisfied with the changes that J&K's state-run Power Development Corporation (PDC) has effected in its design as was recommended by the World Bank-appointed neutral expert Professor Raymond Lafitte early last year.

SRINAGAR, July 27: A nine member Pakistani delegation is reaching here tomorrow to visit Baglihar power project which is being built by India on River Chenab in Jammu region. The delegation held a round of talks in Delhi earlier this week.
Chief secretary S S Kapur will host lunch for the delegation.

Pakistan and India have allowed each other's technical experts to inspect the Baglihar dam and Neelum-Jhelum project sites. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Indo-Pak Indus Water Commission held here on Saturday. India has assured Pakistan that Baglihar dam is being constructed in accordance with the suggestions of WB neutral expert.

baglihar inspection: Pakistan has said that it will inspect the Baglihar dam before it becomes operational. Spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign office, Mohammad Sadiq, said on January 30 that the

A fter nearly two years of arbitration, the contentious Baglihar power project over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district has been given the green light. The World Bank's neutral

Pakistan has objected to several features of the Baglihar hydropower project on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir contending that it violates the Indus Water Treaty. The World Bank, which brokered the IWT, has appointed a neutral expert to resolve the differences.

The 450-megawatt Baglihar hydel power project threatens to pour cold water on the warming relations between India and Pakistan.