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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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  • 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 »
  • We went from Baruch to sardar sarovar dam with kids and we all enjoyed a lot. Road from bharuch to rajpipla was not good but we enjoyed once we reached there. Donot forget to carry xerox of your ID ca...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Jo bakaaaaaaa a saradar sarovar dam khub j saru 6
  • There are many options on Google map to find Sardar Sarovar Dam. Those All are not correct . I have added this accurate position on map. Huge view...... Must visit place in rainy season. World's tallest statue has proposed for here only. "STATUE OF UNITY"
  • The Sardar Sarovar Dam, Simply Name of Dam, But When Water Overflowing During Monsoon season, the Sightseeing of overflowing and Scenery of water is wonderful, Awesome Picnic spot for Family. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity Dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India. It is the largest Dam of Gujarat (West Zone of India) 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.
  • This is a marvel; so many parameters (engineering, topography, ecological, cultural) had to be taken into account before this came to fruition; i salute the brave souls who did this. In the monsoon, the crowds are immense and you have to contend with that and be prepared, but it's well worth it!