ISLAMABAD India has started construction of Swalkot dam at the cost of $2 billion on the Chenab river. According to an investigation report by Nawa-i-Waqt, Swalkot dam is 646-ft high, which is 161-ft higher than Tarbela (485-ft) and 193-ft higher than Mangla (453-ft) dams. Swalkot dams reservoir has 13 times more water capacity than that of Baglihar. The Indian home ministry is looking after the construction of this dam. An exclusive road is also being constructed up to the dam. Swalkot dam would generate 1,200 Megawatts electricity whereas the Baglihar dam has the capacity of 450 Megawatts. Swalkot dam is being constructed in Doda and Udhampur districts at a distance of only 70-km from the Pakistan boundary. A Norwegian firm has prepared the design of this dam. As many as 600 families would be affected due to construction of the Swalkot dam. A total number of 25,000 people would get homeless due to the construction of the dam. Besides, the Chenab river will get completely dried after the construction of the dam. Experts say if Pakistan did not try to stop the construction of the dam, its economy especially the agriculture will be completely destroyed.