A preliminary investigation identifies 11 causes of the Neelum Jhelum tunnel collapse.
In July Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project was shut down due to a technical problem.
The investigation revealed various causes of the tunnel collapse, including defective substandard material, rock erosion, lack of concrete lining, lack of land base stability, hydraulic conditions, and tunnel lining erosion. However, no conclusions have been drawn in the report.
The prime minister formed an expert inquiry panel and set its reference parameters.
Since May, the 969-megawatt cheap electricity facility has been shut down. As a result, over 500 billion rupees went to Neelum Jhelum Hydropower.
The Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project began operation on April 13, 2018. In August 2018, all four units were successfully commissioned.
In March 2018, the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project reached its peak capacity of 969 MW. All four production units were at capacity. Each unit generates 242.25 MW.
The Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant in Azad Kashmir diverted water from the Neelum River to the Jhelum River. The 969MW power plant is 42km south of Muzaffarabad.