"It was very hard to think of leaving [Perkins Coie], but I also couldn't not think about it," Dul
The tour is not limited to to Pakal Dul
and Lower Kalnai alone, as the experts may also visit Ratle and other hydro-power projects.
Pakistani officials during the Indian visit raised their concerns over the construction of 1,000MW Pakal Dul
and 48MW Lower Kalnai hydroelectric projects on the River Chenab, ignoring Islamabad's objections on their designs.
The focus of the discussions will include Indian hydropower projects at Lower Kalnai and Pakal Dul
which will have installed capacity of 48 and 1,000 megawatts respectively.
Pakistan demands reduction in the height of Pakal Dul`s reservoir up to five meters, maintenance of 40-meter height above sea level while making spillways` gates of the Pakal Dul
project, besides clarifying the pattern and mechanism for the water storage and releases and some technical concerns over the design of the Lower Kalnal hydropower project.
According to officials, India wanted to place spillway of 1,000 megawatts of Pakal Dul
Dam on Chenab River in Indian-occupied Kashmir, about 15 metres down against the permissible limit, which will give the country undue leverage of holding 11,000 acres of feet water in addition to the allowed volume of water storage.
The Indian side however, maintained that, the engineering design of Pakal Dul
Dam and Lower Kalnai Nallah hydroelectric project are in line with the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty thus cannot be modified now.
One of the key projects from Pakistan's point of view has been Pakal Dul
Dam being built, which has been a bone of contention for several years without any headway being made.
The Pakistani side also demanded to reduce the height of Pakal Dul
by five feet.
According to reports, construction of the Pakal Dul
Dam will allow India to hold 11,000 acre-feet of water over the permissible limit.
said the villagers have no land for farming after the company evicted them and built a fence on the disputed land.
Srinagar, (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] May 19 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Pakal Dul
hydroelectric project, also inaugurated Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar District.