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The highest point in the Andaman Islands is the 750 metre high Saddle Peak in North Andaman. The Kalpong river originates from its slopes. This river is a major stream of North Andaman and traverses in a northerly direction for a total length of 35 km before merging into the sea near the Aerial Bay on the eastern coast. The Kalpong Hydroelectric Power Project is located at this point where the picture you are seeing was taken.Even though it is more important for it's power project,still the beauty and charm of nature around here is breathtaking,as can be seen in this picture.

Prior to its commissioning by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in September 2001, the islands were meeting their power requirements from diesel generating sets which were causing environmental and noise pollution. The Kalpong project has made a major shift in the source of power generation in North and Middle Andaman from the costly and polluting diesel-driven generating sets to the eco-friendly cleaner hydroelectricity.

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