The work of repairing the canal that supplies water for Mahatma Gandhi Power Station of Sharavathi Hydel Power Project from Linganamakki reservoir has begun.

Chief Engineer of Karnataka Power Corporation Hanumanthappa told The Hindu that the work was expected to be completed in 45 days.

KPC planned to build a concrete wall along the canal as a permanent solution for the problem of landslide. The work was estimated to cost Rs. 60 lakh. Power generation at Mahatma Gandhi Power Station came to halt after the landslide as the flow of water through the canal was blocked.

He said power generation at Mahatma Gandhi Station would resume after the completion of the work.

He said the work of strengthening the canal that fed water for Linganamakki Power Station would begin from November 15. The work was estimated to cost Rs. 25 crore. The gates and conductors in the canal which was constructed in 1964 would be repaired, and the fissures in the canal would be filled during the work.

The power generation would not be affected during the strengthening work as water would be provided for power generation through alternative canal, he said.

  • Power generation to resume after the work
  • Work on Linganamakki canal to be taken up soon