The CAG, which examined the accidents that occurred in Idukki HEP between 2011 and 2020, said after every accident, KSEB appointed committees to investigate the reasons and to suggest remedial measures, but none were followed.
The inflow into the reservoirs, thanks to the tireless summer rains, is as high as 18.1 million units. In 2018, the inflow was less than 10 million units.
KSEB Chairman N S Pillai said the current situation did not warrant raising the shutters of dams, including Idukki, under the board.
Two approach roads of 90 m each will also be constructed. There will be solar lights on the approach roads and on both sides of the bridge.
The power house will have a capacity of 780 MW. The new underground station will be located at Moolamattom, which already houses the state’s largest power generation station.
The water level in the Idukki dam is 20ft higher than last year as Moolamattom hydroelectric station is not generating power to its full capacity.
Eight prominent environment and water protection council activists have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Secretary, seeking to reduce the water level in the dams and implement flood-control guidelines.
In part to the low electricity consumption during the lockdown period and the persistent mango showers, the water level in the reservoirs of Kerala remain high when compared to previous years.
The heavy rainfall received last year and the low power consumption due to the lockdown are the reasons for the increased water level in dams.
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