Zanskar Sani Hospital Solar Power Pack Installation
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Zanskar Sani Hospital Solar Power Pack Installation Zanskar Sani Hospital Solar Power Pack Installation Presentation Transcript

  • Solar Power Pack Installation, the silk route in 12 days…
  • Date: 25-05-2008. Camera purchase in Delhi for recording this project
  • Route UP: Auroville Delhi Manali Leh Kargil Zanskar Down: Zanskar (Jos treked to manali) kargil Srinagar Jammu Delhi Auroville
  • Date: 11-06-2008. Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi 5am departure for Manali with equipment by Jeep not Tonga
  • Jammed and breathing diesel near Delhi
  • Stopped by red-tape. We have system papers but the driver doesn’t have permit for interstate taxi operation. Rs.3000 fine !!!
  • One of many tea stops. Jos has consumed some suspicious sweets.
  • Date: 12-06-2008. Night halt was in Manali and departure 12th morning.
  • Near Manali, Rishi’s camera captures all the beauty…
  • … on closer look with the new camera we see the tourist traffic jammed most probably all the way back to Manali.
  • More kms. more jams New camera stops functioning!!
  • Halt at police check posts
  • Local road repair crews. Beyond this point no local people were used by BRO
  • Ladhakian driver. Hardly ate. Lived on tambaccoo.
  • Date: 12-06-2008. Nearing the Rhotang pass at 13000 +feet
  • Still nearing the Rhotang pass at 13000 +feet
  • Tourist spot !!! Lays, pepsi  … Rhotang pass at 13000 +feet
  •  Sledge rides, Yak rides, Slide rides on tubes at 13000 ft. !!!
  • We are happy anyway
  • Jos continues to consume …border-line bananas.
  • Amazing lone lady rider
  • No let-up on the bouncing
  • Army everywhere
  • BRO crew. Most probably from Haryana or MP. Security reasons?
  • Their accomodations.
  • SWH
  • Left to right: Beenu, Hemant, Jos, Rishi
  • We managed this crossing easy but got stuck in deep sludge next morning along with the Hyundai car and had to be pulled out by a passing van.
  • Nicely rotting-smelly bananas
  • But Jos would not allow them to be thrown out.
  • Breather
  • Date: 12-06-2008. No record for many hours as we were totally dead at 5000+mts. after Taglangla pass.
    • Towards evening we got stuck due to a wide overflowing river across the road.
    • No option but to wait in almost freezing temperature inside jeep till next morning for the level to go down.
  • Date: 13-06-2008. Jos… and a toilet roll. Rishi sleeping inside >>>
  • Jos…
  • Date: 13-06-2008. Relief !! With night halt in Leh. Outside Naro hotel !! >>>>>>
  • Date: 14-06-2008. Leh to kargil road. <<<<< Green oasis
  • Lamayaru monastry, Leh – Kargil road.
  • Lamayaru monastry
  • Solar powered Prashar Bharathi
  • Army’s solar installation
  • Bananas gone
  • Green oasis in mountain desert.
  • Night halt in Kargil, Siachen Hotel.
    • Departure next day 2am for Zanskar. But got held up by taxi union outside Kargil for 2 hours.
    • Transferred equipment and bags to new taxi and moved on.
  • Date: 15-06-2008. Kargil to Zanskar road.
  • Panikhar Glacier covered with mud
  • Jos… working hard despite his stomach
  • Scanning for the safest road-line to follow
  • 4400mts tea stop
  • Bumpty-bump all the way. (click below for movie)
  • Drang-drung glacier
  • Same place last year
  • Zanskar valley, 3pm.
  • Date: 15-06-2008. 4pm. The Sani hospital !!!
  • Date: 16-06-2008. The wall.
  • The crew
  • The Cowboy and Red-indian
  • And the challenges.
  • Local handiwork
  • Indoor temprature
  • Outdoor temprature
  • Mixed dal and rice. Yummy lunch…
  • The chef and kitchen
  • End of installation day one
  • First day work done
  • Constant dust keeps their nose runny and eyes red
  • Rainbow
  • Padam hotel. Luxury in Zanskar.
  • Nadeem joins us on second work day. Date: 17-06-2008
  • Toasted
  • Use conciously , or else…
  • “ Do not touch”
  • Done! In less than half the estimated time.
  • Date: 17-06-2008. Picture Perfect.
  • On to Lamdon school to check last years installation.
  • Checking system condition, Lamdon school.
  • Same place last year
  • Checking PV condition
  • Same place last year
  • Principals room.
  • Date:18-06-2008. On to Reru. 2 hours drive from Padam.
  • Bardan monastry and local yak transport
  • Recreation room. Reru school.
  • Invertors exchanged to solve tripping problems. Reru school
  • Date: 19-06-2008. Heading back home to Auroville…
  • Via Srinagar by bus.
  • Rishi enjoying not being bounced around. Date: 20-06-2008. Srinagar
  • Date: 23-06-2008. Chennai camera service center. New camera suddenly starts functioning again!! 