The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has stopped work of infrastructure conglomerate GMR Hydro Power for using forest land for its upcoming mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh till the state gives a green signal to the project.

The run-of-the-river project with the capacity of 180 MW in Bharmour subdivision, about 70 km from Chamba town.

The company plans to commission the project by January 2018. The hydropower project was awarded to GMR Hydro Power by the state government on build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis for 40 years.