Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dhanikhari Dam is in good and well maintained condition


TMI Correspondent

Port Blair, Aug 29: As part of exposure tour the media persons has visited Dhanikhari Dam on Aug 28, 2018, where the Assistant Engineers, Shri Kabilan and Junior Engineer, Shri Anbu of PHED, APWD received the media persons.
They also felicitated the scribes and explained about the functioning of the dam. On being asked about the condition of the dam, they informed that the dam is in good condition and even in the giant earthquake and tsunami of 2014, did not suffer damage.
However, the dam was renovated and height of the dam was raised by 5 mtrs in 2013. Shri Kabilan said that the wall is in good and well maintained condition. He Further, informing about the present features of Dhanikhari Dam, the AE Shri Kabilan said, the height of the dam is 37.25 mtrs, length of dam top is 146 mtrs., gross water storage is 8554 ML (RL 66.00), having 3 nos. Gates, the length of spillway is 17 M and design flood is 225 Cumecs. The Dam is presently supplies 28.40 MLD (Millions of Litres per Day) water to various pockets on each supplying day (10.52 MLD for Panchayat areas and 17.88 MLD for Municipal areas through Water Treatment Plant, Lambaline). He further said, now we have sufficient water level and can capable to supply water every day in view of good rainfall in the islands, but in summer seasons its requires to be cautious. However, the Assistant Engineer, APWD, Shri Kabilan has expressed happiness to the Andaman & Nicobar Media Federation (ANMF) for visiting and know the ground reality of Dhanikhari Dam.

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