Survey Camp cum Educational Trip to Pandoh Dam and BCW
14th - 17th March, 2018
ASCE Student Chapter of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida, organized a Survey Camp cum Educational Trip to Pandoh Dam and BCW, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.The camp was a four day tour to Himachal Pradesh from 14th - 17th March, 2018 for the 21 participating students of VI Semester B.Tech Civil Engineering. During the trip, students visited Hydroelectric Power Project in Sunder Nagar which is managed by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).
14th March 2018
The students led by two faculty members, Mr.Shubhankar Debnath and Ms. Swati Verma, reached Sunder Nagar after their overnight journey. Once freshened up, the team went to BBMB Hydroelectric Power Project. The students were divided into two groups and were accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Engineer Er. J.P.Gupta and Er Manjeet Kaur who guided them. They were briefed about the working principles of Pandoh Dam. The students were taken to the machine hallway, turbine section and control section of the powerhouse where they learnt practical aspects of Hydropower Engineering.
The guides explained the agricultural and economic benefits of the project, dead storage cleaning process, filtration of suspended solids before entering they enter the turbines, type of turbine used etc. Er. Gupta said that the dam was constructed in 1977 with majority of work being done manually. Even now the data management system of the dam is effectively run manually.
The water is used for power generation at the Dehar Power House before being discharged into the Sutlej River, connecting both rivers with the help of an underwater tunnel of nearly 13Km.
After the visit to Sundernagar Power Project, the team headed for Manali.
15th March 2018
The team went for the “Survey Camp-2018” to Gulaba where they experienced heavy snow fall.
Closed Compass Traversing and Leveling were done at Manali. Prismatic Compass was used for the Closed Traversing.
In morning, closed traversing was done using Prismatic Compass.
The students went for the sight seeing and shopping. Later the team started its journey back to Greater Noida.
Students took great interest and completed the survey work successfully. Overall it was a knowledge enriching and a motivational trip for the students.