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Ranjit Sagar Dam

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Country  India
Status  Operational
Type of dam  Embankment, earth-fill
Opened  March 2001
Construction began  1981
Location  Pathankot
Opening date  2001
Impounds  Ravi River
Height  160 m
Impound  Ravi River
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Owner  Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Similar  Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Shahpurkandi Fort, Ashapurni Mandir, Bhakra Dam, Pong Dam

Ranjit sagar dam thein madhopur pathankot punjab india

The Ranjit Sagar Dam, also known as the Thein Dam, is part of a hydroelectric project constructed by the Government of Punjab on the Ravi River in the state of Punjab. The project is situated near Pathankot city in Pathankot district of the state of Punjab. The project is the largest hydroelectric dam in the state of Punjab. The township where the site is located is called Shah pur Kandi Township. Feasibility studies for the project began in 1953 and geotechnical studies continued until 1980. Construction began in 1981, the generators were commissioned in 2000 and the project complete in March 2001.


Map of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab 145001

The project is used for both irrigation purposes and power generation. It has an 600 Megawatt capacity. The dam is one of the highest earth-fill dams in India and has the largest diameter penstock pipes in the country. It is located upstream of the Madhopur Barrage at Madhopur.

Water level of ranjit sagar dam rises in punjab


Ranjit Sagar Dam Wikipedia

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