water pumps in tunnel - lanco hydro power project - teesta river - sikkim (india)

Adit tunnel, part of an unfinished Hydropower project in Sikkim (India)

I was able to explore the tunnel up to a point where it was flooded (the water pumps were not functionning, but there was some electric lights).­ The tunnel is obviously unfinished.­ Not sure what this tunnel is for.­ I think it maybe to drive heavy equipment to the site, like turbines for the power house, since the small mountain roads cannot be used by heavy trucks.­

This is part of a semi-abandoned unfinished Hydro-Power Project on the Teesta river in Sikkim (India).­ The project is developed by Lanco Infratech Limited.­

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Singtam - Dikchu Road, Sikkim 737134, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­