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Historic Hydro Power Station

01 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIARenovated Pharping Hydropower Station located in 15 KM southern hills of Kathmandu Valley. Being century old station it’s the historic power station in Nepal built in 1911 AD with the capacity of 500KV.
02 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIAElectronic boards of the power station.
03 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIACentury aged equipment parts (turbine), now stored inside the main building of the power station.
04 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIACentury aged equipment parts, now stored inside the main building of the power station.
05 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIACentury aged equipment parts, now stored inside the main building of the power station.
06 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIANewly colored equipments, now the station came into function as government renovated and developed it as hydropower museum first in its kind.
07 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIANewly colored equipments, now the station came into function as government renovated and developed it as hydropower museum first in its kind.
08 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIADetails of the manufacturer on equipment ‘The English Electric CO. LTD. London’
09 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIAPalace which was built for Rana Prime minister near to the hydropower station to rest when they came there for supervision.
10 Nepal Electric Authority Pharping Hydropower Station Nepal 100 years old electronic powerhouse in ASIAReservoir of the Pharping Hydropower Station, these days this reservoir serves for drinking water supply for Lalitpur District.

Details of the power station

Installed Capacity: 500 KV

Construction work started: 1907 AD

Completion of construction work: 1911 AD

Inaguration: His Majesty Prithivi Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Involved man days for work: 950,000

Cost: 713,273.82 (NPR, according the news published in Gorkhapatra of 1968/02/16 BS)

Officers involved in construction works and their responsibility

  1. General Padma Sumsher JBR (Responsible for the overall supervision and monitoring)
  2. General Mohan Sumsher JBR and General Keshav Sumsher JBR (Responsible for transportation of equipments)
  3. Col. Tilbikram and Subedar Bakhat Bahadur (Responsible for construction of powerhouse and installation of equipments)
  4. Lt. Devi Bahadur and Subedar Harsa Bahadur (Responsible for the construction of overhead transmission line)
  5. Executive Engineer Col. Kishor Narshingh Rana (Responsible for planning of powerhouse)
  6. Superintending Engineer Col. Kumar Narshingh Rana (Helped in for construction works)
  7. Mr. Barnau Puwante, Electrical Engineer (Responsible for construction of hydropower station)
  8.  Mr. Linzale, Engineer from General Electric Co. (Responsible for the Erection and Installation of equipments)

Keywords: 

Hydropower, Hydropower Station, construction of hydropower station, power, electricity, Nepal Electricity Authority, History of Electricity, Nepal, Nepal Power, Nepal, Pharping, Kathmandu, Water resources, Rana, Rana Regime in Nepal, His Majesty Prithivi Bir Bikram Shah Dev,  Engineer, General Electric Co, The English Electric CO. LTD. London, Hydropower Station, Pharping Hydropower Station, Rana Prime minister, Lalitpur

Camera: Canon EOS Digital REBEL XSi
Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 22 May, 2010