Massive fire accident in Srisailam Hydroelectric power plant, Telangana

Published: August 21, 2020

Telangana’s Srisailam Hydroelectric power station witnessed a massive fire accident. The incident was followed by an abrupt explosion in unit 4 of the power station. According to the preliminary report, a short circuit played a key role in the tragic incidents.

Srisailam power plant

The Srisailam Hydroelectric Power Plant is constructed across the Krishna River located between Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts. The construction of the project started in 1980. The Srisailam is a Gravity & Masonry type dam.

What is Gravity Dam?

A gravity dam is a type of dam which is constructed from concrete or stone masonry and designed in such a way so that it is capable of holding the water pressure by using the weight of its material alone and doesn’t depend on other parts. It will remain unaffected even after the strongest earthquakes happen. Tungabhadra Dam, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Bhakra Dam, Hirakud Dam are some of the gravity dams located in India.

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