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Hirakud Dam to get additional spillway

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

In a bid to ensure safety and for reducing the pressure of flood water, an additional will be constructed on Dam.

The additional will enhance the flood water discharge capacity of the dam.

The project will be funded by the World and is expected to be completed within 36 months.

The cost of adding another has been estimated at Rs 500 crore.

The project work will be undertaken under the supervision of internationally acclaimed experts.

The design has been prepared by the Design and of

"An additional spillway was the demand from long by the experts for enhancing the water discharge capacity, during the high flood. So to address that safety Concern we are building a new spillway on the right of the Dam" said NK Mathur member Design and Research Department, (CWC).

dam presently has 64 sluice gate and 34 crest gate for releasing flood water.

Meanwhile, a two day long "International dam safety conference" will be held in Bhubaneswar on February 14 and 15. The of the CWC and other members met the Chief Minister in this regard and invited him for the conference.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 03:05 IST