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The rescue operations are still undergoing in Uttarakhand from a Tapovam tunnel located at the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydro project.
- Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Plant is a 520 MW run-of-river hydroelectric project(See image). It was constructed by National Thermal Power Corporation Limited(NTPC) on Dhauliganga River in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.
- The power plant is located on the downstream on the Alaknanda River (one of the two headstreams of the Ganges).
- Damaged: It was severely damaged in February 2021 due to flash flood caused by Uttarakhand glacier burst.
Source: The Hindu