10 Top Famous Barrages in India

Barrage is type of dam with the line of large gates used to control the amount of water passing through the Dam. Barrages are larger than headwords and the only difference between Dams and Barrage is, Dams are used to store the water in reservoir and Barrages are build to divert the river water for irrigation systems,control and stabilize water flow of rivers as tidal power so known as tidal barrages. The barrage also carries a single lane road bridge,a gas pipeline,a train link or a rail-cum-road bridge across the river.

Farakka Barrage

Farakka- Barrage

The Farakka Barrage is built across the River Ganges in the state of  West Bengal. Farakka Barrage is 2.2km long and carries a rail-cum-road bridge across the river to establishes direct road and rail communication link to the North-Eastern States. Canals from the Farakka Barrage provides route for the Inland National Waterways 1, from Allahabad to Haldia using the Ganges, Bhagirathi and Hooghly river system.

Prakasham Barrage

Prakasam Barrage

The Prakasam Barrage is located in the Vijayawada in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. Prakasam Barrage is built across the River Krishna connecting Guntur and Krishna districts via a 1.2km long river road bridge. Prakasham Barrage also serve the three major canals run through the entire city and become a tourist attraction of Vijayawada.

Jobra Barrage

Jobra-barrage

The Jobra Barrage is build across the River Mahanadi near Cuttack in the Indian state of Orissa. Jobra Barrage also known as Mahanadi Barrage carries a 2.0 km long road bridge connecting Cuttack and Jagatpur. The barrage is situated near to the longest river bridge of Orissa and one of the longest in India, the Mahandi road bridge.

Dowleswaram Barrage

Dowleswaram-Barrage

The Dowleswaram Barrage is built across the River Godavari near Rajahmundry in the Godavari district’s of Andhra Pradesh. Dowleswaram Barrage is the last stretch of Godavari River before it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The 3.4Km long Barrage is located 8km from Rajamundry city where Godavari divided into two streams.

Asan Barrage

Asan-Barrage

The Asan Barrage is located in the famous Doon Valley of Dehradun District near the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Asan Barrage built across at the confluence of River Asan and Eastern Yamuna Canal near Dakpathar.

Kota Barrage

Kota-Barrage

The Kota Barrage is build across the River Chambal at Kota City in Rajasthan. Kota Barrage is one of the fourth project of Chambal Valley for for irrigation in Rajasthan and in Madhya Pradesh. Kota Barrage supply water to canals for irrigation and also serves as road bridge to connect the both side of Kota.

Dakpathar Barrage

Dakpathar-Barrage

The Dakpathar Barrage is built across the River Yamuna near to Dakpathar in Uttarakhand state. Dakpathar Barrage is a concrete barrage build on run-of-the-river scheme to divert water into East Yamuna Canal.

Hathnikund Barrage

Hathnikund-Barrage

The Hathnikund Barrage is the replacement of Tajewala Barrage across the River Yamuna in Yamuna Nagar district of Haryana. Hathnikund Barrage is used for irrigation and provides water to Western and Eastern Yamuna Canals.

Bhimgoda Barrage

Bhimgoda-Barrage

The Bhimgoda Barrage is built across the River Ganges at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. Bhimgoda Barrage was built to provide water to Upper Ganges Canal for irrigation but it also serves water for hydroelectric power.

Talwara Barrage

Talwara-Barrage

Talwara is a beautiful town situated on the banks of the river Beas and surrounded by Shiwalik hills in Hoshiarpur district  of Punjab. Talwara Barrage is built across the Beas River with big 52 Gates. It is known for world famous Pong Dam,Goddess Chintapurni Temple and Maharana Pratap Sagar lake.