Rishikesh, 27 December 2017: Shri Harbans Lal Arora has assumed the charge of Director (Technical) of THDC India Limited on 22.12.2017. Prior to this, Sh. Arora was holding the charge of ED (OMS, QA & Safety) in Corporate Office Rishikesh.
Sh. Arora is a Civil Engineering graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology. He has an illustrative career spanning nearly 36 Years in the Power Sector. He started his career in 1992 as Dy.Manager with THDC India Limited and has wide-ranging experience entailing all aspect of hydropower project business. He has a strong background in planning, monitoring, rehabilitation, execution of large civil structures including underground works, O&M of Tehri HPP and Koteshwar HEP and has a rich experience of Quality Assurance & Dam Safety.
He has played a key role in diversification of business portfolio of THDC into renewable energy in implementation of Patan and Dwarka Project in record time. Prior to Joining, THDC, he has worked in National Projects Construction Corporation Ltd(NPCC). He was instrumental in timely completion of cooling towers at Balco Captive Power Plant Korba.
He attended international seminar at Denver (USA) on Dam Safety Evaluation & imparted with exhaustive training in Design of dam and Power House Civil Works by Hydro Project Institute(HPI), Moscow. He has also visited large hydro projects such as Hoover Dam, Grand Coulee Damsand Volgograd Hydro Electric Project.
Sh. Arora has keen interest in skill enhancement of employees and imparting knowledge & experiences and associated with various educational and professional institutions of country viz. IITs. CEA, CWC and PMI etc. on various issues pertaining to Power Sector, Hydro Power, River Basin Planning, Disaster Management, Dam Safety etc.