NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Dec 10 - Cargo meant for the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border was finally taken to its destination after police detained a group of protesters blocking the movement of goods to the plant at Laluk yesterday.
Five vehicles carrying various equipment and machinery for the river dam project by the NHPC Limited were blocked by anti-dam protesters as they arrived at Laluk in Lakhimpur district en route to Gerukamukh on Tuesday.
The protesters, led by the Lakhimpur district unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Veer Lachit Sena demonstrated on the NH-15 at Laluk Tiniali, and demanded closure of the hydropower project over the Subansiri.
Police detained the protesters, but released them on Wednesday morning. The cargo was finally cleared from the blockade.
Earlier, during the visit of Union Power Secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai to the project site at Gerukamukh on December 4, NHPC CMD Abhay Kumar Singh had said that the project will be completed by 2022.