Kalpong Hydro Electricity

Kaplong Hydroelectric Project (Kalpong Dam) is the largest dam of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, built across Kalpong river at Nabagram, Diglipur in the North and Middle Andaman district.

It is a Rock-Fill and Concrete Gravity dam with an storage capacity of 15,270,000 m3 (12,380 acre·ft) and having a reservoir area of 1,.84 Km2 (455 acres). The length of Concrete dam on left fork is 138 m (452.7 ft) and the height is 34 m (103 ft) while length of Rockfill Dam on right fork is 146 m (479 ft) and the height is 27 m (88.5 ft).

Kalpong Hydroelectric Project has a installed capacity of 5.25 MW of electricity. It is the only hydro-electric project in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Photo Gallery

  • Kalpong Hydro Electricity
  • Generator House
  • Penstock

How to Reach:

By Air

The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet lite, Go Air & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights.

By Train

No Train facilities available

By Road

Regular Bus Services both government and private are available from Port Blair to Diglipur via ATR.