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Sardar Sarovar Dam, Songadh

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada river. The project took form in 1979 as part of a development scheme to increase irrigation and produce hydroelectricity.One of the 30 dams planned on river Narmada, Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) is the largest structure to be built. Following a number of controversial cases before the Supreme Court of India (1999, 2000, 2003), by 2014 the Narmada Control Authority had approved a series of changes in the final height – and the associated displacement caused by the increased reservoir, from the original 80m to a final 163m from foundation. The project will irrigate more than 18000km2, most of it in drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra.The dam's main power plant houses six 200 MW Francis pump-turbines to generate electricity and include a pumped-storage capability. Additionally, a power plant on the intake for the main canal contains five 50 MW Kaplan turbine-generators. The total installed capacity of the power facilities is 1,450 MW. Its final configuration is the second largest concrete gravity dam (by volume) after Grand Coulee Dam in the US and has the world's third largest spillway discharging capacity.
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  • Wonderful experience with family ..Lovely destination in rain session .Looking maind blowing .nearest rajpipla and pawagadh heritage sait .  more »
  • The Sardar Sarovar Dam is constructed on the Narmada River and water from the river is used to generate hydro electricity. We headed to see the dam, from there went closer to go below the Dam and unde...  more »
  • Such a vast river water dam with scenic photo shoot spots do roam around the hydro thermal plant and for a visit one needs to get permit from Gandhinagar office of Sardar Sarovar dam or visit to their...  more »
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  • It is one of the must watch Place in Gujarat. Specially when the rain had fallen in before day or two you plan to visit. Great view from the Top of the Dam. You can visit with your family and friends. Watching the turbines underground is the experience for which you need to go through a tunnel. Great experience.
  • It's nice place overall but visit it just after monsoon, best time to Enjoy.
  • One of the most decent power station to visit. Undertaking by government of Gujarat. Paid entry into power chamber. Huge garden area. Canteen facility. Hydropower station. Francis reaction turbine.
  • Great place.. Collect entry pass before visit... Entry pass is compulsory for visit... If you want to visit inside dam , you have to take permission letter from Gandhinagar and for just visiting the area of dam , canal you just need the entry pass which is very affordable 50rs per car and 5 rs per person. Very enjoying place in monsoon.
  • Nice Sardar Sarovar Dam was built and it is the life line for Gujarat. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest dam and part of the Narmada Valley Project. The Sardar Sarovar Project will provide irrigation facilities to 18.45 lac ha. of land, covering 3112 villages of 73 talukas in 15 districts of Gujarat.