The Union Cabinet approved Revised Cost Estimate of ongoing DRIP Project from Original RS. 2100 Crore to Revised Cost of Rs. 3466 Crore with extension of two year for project completion. The revised Closure of DRIP is now June 2020. Also, participation of two Central Agencies i.e. CSMRS, New Delhi and CWPRS, Pune has been approved.
Negotiation Meeting with World Bank for Additional Financing of DRIP was held on 14 September, 2018 at World Bank office, New Delhi. The meeting was Chaired by Director(MI), DEA, Min. Of Finance, Govt. of India. The concerned Implementing Agencies participated in the meeting along with DoWR, RD&GR as well as CPMU DRIP officials.
A team of CPMU as well as World Bank officials visited Odisha and Hirakud dam during 19-22nd September 2018. The construction of additional spillway of Hirakud dam is one of the important rehabilitation work under DRIP. The CPMU DRIP was represented by Sh. Pramod Narayan, Project Director DRIP and Sh. Bikram Patra, Dy Director, CWC and Ex. Engineer, Burla Division, CWC.
Seismic Hazard mapping of Peninsular India along with developement of Seismic Hazard Assessment Information System (SHAISYS), a web based tool is under developement by Earthquake Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The Seismic Hazard Mapping for North and North East India has been entrusted to CWPRS, Pune.
CPMU has engaged renowned global seismic expert Dr. Anil K Chopra, Johnson Professor of Structural Engineering, Eneritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA as well as Mr. Larry Kent Nuss, who got retd. from USBR in year 2011 a famous Dam Engineering expert, to assist in finalisation of Guidelines for Structural Stability of Dams to be publised under DRIP.
DoWR, RD&GR has initiated new Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project with a provision of rehabilitation of 736 dams, amounting to Rs. 10,211 Crore (Approx USD 1.46 Billion). It has 2 Phases i.e. Phase-II and Phase-III, each of 6 years duration with 2 years overlapping, each Phase comprises of 2 trenches, proposed date of effectiveness is Apr-2020. The proposal includes participation of 18 States, and 2 Central Agencies. It has four components i.e. (i) Rehabilitation of Dams and its appurtenances; (ii) Institutional strengthening; (iii) Project Management, and (iv) Secondary Revenue Generation through incidental benefits i.e. tourism and other means. The proposal is under very advanced stage of approval of Govt. of India.