Where is bhakra nangal damn located?
Asked by dance, 04 Dec '09 06:00 pm
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Bhakra Nangal Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River, near the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The dam, located in the village of Bhakra in the Bilaspur region of Himachal Pradesh, is Asia's largest at 225.55 m (740 ft) high. It is the highest gravity dam in the world. The length of the dam (measured from the road above it) is 518.25 m; it is 304.84 m broad. Its reservoir, known as the "Gobind Sagar", stores up to 9340 million cu m of water, enough to drain the whole of Chandigarh, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi. The 90 km long reservoir created by the Bhakra Nangal Dam is spread over an area of 168.35 sq km. In terms of storage of water, it is the second largest dam in India, the first being Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh with capacity of 12.22 billion cu m.Answered by Arshad Khan, 04 Dec '09 06:06 pm
PunjabAnswered by babu rao, 04 Dec '09 06:05 pm
It is located at a distance of about 116 kms from Chandigarh...Answered by Krishnamurthy Raman, 04 Dec '09 06:05 pm