<p>The FAST association of Civil Engineers (FACE) Lahore campus arranged a three days educational trip to Neelum Jehlum Hydel Power Project (NJHPP) and Naluchi Bridge in Muzaffarabad from February 5 to 7.</p>
The FAST association of Civil Engineers (FACE) Lahore campus arranged a three days educational trip to Neelum Jehlum Hydel Power Project (NJHPP) and Naluchi Bridge in Muzaffarabad from February 5 to 7. Ninety students of 2011 and 2012 sessions participated in the trip.Mr. Hamza Shahid and Mr. Azaz Ahmed Ghumman arranged the tour.
The NJHPP is a run-off the river type project and is installed with hydropower generation capacity up to 969 MW. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.
Three different project sites were divided on each day of visit. The purpose was to study the lineament of dam, tunnel and underground power plant.
On the first day, C-2 site (Majhoi/Thota area) was visited where drilling of headrace tunnel was in progress. Engr. Abdul Wasaan briefed about the technical details of the project. Students got a good chance of one to one interaction with the technical experts.
On the preceding day, C-3 site (Chatter Kalas area) was visited where installation of underground power plant was being carried out. Special precautions were taken to ensure safety of the students.
On the last day, the students visited Naluchi Bridge. Design by Finite Engineering Japan and NESPAK Pakistan, Naluchi Bridge is the first of its kind of cable stayed bridge in Pakistan. It’s a 84 meters high, earthquake resistant bridge with a total span of 246 meters. The prime reason of selection of cable stayed bridge is its economical construction for larger spans, high height above river and a nice architecture. The bridge project would be completed very soon.
The trip was a unique opportunity for students to explore practical details of civil engineering projects.