Hydropower generation will go down amid annual canal closure.


Islamabad -- The hydropower generation will go further down, in the country, as the annual Canal Closure will start from today (Thursday).

The annual canal closure in Mangla Command Canal will start from December 26, 2019, while in Tarbela Command Canals it will commence from December 31st, 2019, as per the schedule of Punjab irrigation department.

The outflow from Tarbela has already been reduced from 18000 cusecs to 12000 cusecs, said the data released by IRSA.

The annual canal closure, for annual de-silting, cleaning and maintenance in Punjab, will start in phases from December 26,2019, and will continue till January 30, 2020, the schedule added.

The closure of Lower Jhelum Canal, Rasul Qadirabad Link and Upper Chenab Canal, on Mangla Command System, will started from December 26,2019 and will continue till January 12, 2020. On December 27, 2019 the closure of Qadirabad Balloki Link,Jhang Branch and Central Bari Doab Canal will start and it will continue till January 13, 2019.

Lower Bari Doab Can,Balloki Sulemanki Link will be closed down from December 29, 2019, till January 15,2020.

Similarly the closure of Upper Pakpattan Canal, Eastern Sadiqia Canal will commence from December 30,2019 and will continue till January 16, 2020.Upper Jhelum Canal will be closed down from January 12,2020, till January 29,2020.Lower Chenab Canal (Except Jhang Branch) and Upper Bahawal Canal will stay closed starting from January 13,2020, till January 30,2020.

In Tarbela Command Canal,Taunsa Canal will be closed from December 31,2019, till January 17, 2020.The closure of Punjnad Canal will commence from January 5, 2020, and will continue till January 22,2020. Trimmu Canal,Trimmu Sidhnair Link will remain closed from January 10,2020, to January 27,2020.

Sidhnai Canal and SMB link will remain closed from January 11,2020 till January 28,2020.Lower Pakpattan Canal will close from January 12,2020, till January 29, 2020, while...

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