Ram (Akash) Ganga Project

Ram (Akash) Ganga Project

Ram (Akash) Ganga Project

The Ramganga Dam, also known as the Kalagarh Dam, is located on the Ramganga River, 3 km (2 mi) upstream of Kalagarh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. It is located within the Jim Corbett National Park.

It is a multipurpose project built for irrigation and hydropower. It supports a 198 MW power station and provides water to irrigate 57,500 hectares (142,086 acres) of farmland. In addition, it provides for flood control and recreation.

The project consists of earth and rock-fill embankment dams 128 m (420 ft) long and 630 m (2,067 ft) long with a 10,000,000 m (13,079,506 cu yd) fill.

Encardio-rite was awarded the sub-contract for supply as well as installation of safety monitoring instrumentation for the project. The instrumentation included:

  • Piezometers
  • Uplift pressure cells
  • Water level recorder
  • Inclinometers
  • Pressure cells
  • Temperature meter
  • Global positioning system
  • Portable readout units
  • Data acquisition system
  • Automatic weather station
  • Strong motion digital accelerometer

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