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Indias longest rubber dam on Falgu river

September 14, 2022

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recently dedicated the country's largest rubber dam and a steel bridge over the Falgu river near Bihar's Vishnupad temple. On September 22, 2020, CM Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone.

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On the advice of IIT Roorkee experts, the Gayaji Dam was built by Rubina Company of Austria in collaboration with Nagarjuna Construction Company of Hyderabad.
In addition to the rubber dam, the banks of the Falgu River have been developed, and a steel bridge has been constructed to allow pilgrims to visit Sita Kund.

The rubber dam has a thickness of 17 mm. This dam measures 400 metres in width and 3 metres in height. The dam's water will be stored for about two and a half kilometres after it is built.
The height of the Bar Dam has been maintained at three metres. It can hold up to three metres of water. If there is more water, the water from the top of the rubber dam will flow downwards, or to the north. Special arrangements have been made to release water from the rubber dam in exceptional circumstances.
It is bulletproof and, according to experts, will not deteriorate for 100 years. This rubber dam, built at a cost of about 312 crores, will keep water in the Falgu river all year.
This will make it easier for people to bathe, pind daan, and perform tarpan. People come from all over the world to offer sacrifices to the ancestors in order to be saved.

The Falgu River
The Falgu River originates in the Jharkhand district of Palamu. This river runs through Gaya, Bihar, and has religious significance in both Hindu and Buddhist religions. The Falgu river in Bihar is approximately 135 kilometres long. This river begins near Gaya at the confluence of the Lilajan and Mohana rivers and eventually joins the Punpun River.