Tajewala Barrage

Tajewala Barrage
Tajewala Barrage
Location of Tajewala Barrage in India
Official name Tajewala Barrage
Country India
Location Yamunanagar district, Haryana
Coordinates 30°31′30″N 77°58′51″E / 30.52500°N 77.98083°E / 30.52500; 77.98083Coordinates: 30°31′30″N 77°58′51″E / 30.52500°N 77.98083°E / 30.52500; 77.98083
Status Operational
Construction began 1873
Opening date 1873 (1873)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Yamuna
Height 27.73 m (91.0 ft)
Length 360 m (1,180 ft)

Tajewala Barrage is a now decommissioned but existing old barrage across the Yamuna River, located in Yamuna Nagar District, in the state of Haryana, India. Completed in 1873, it regulated the flow of the Yamuna for irrigation in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana through two canals originating at this place namely Western Yamuna Canal and Eastern Yamuna Canal,[1] as well as the municipal water supply to Delhi.

Replaced by the Hathiinikund barrage

In 1999, the Hathnikund Barrage was completed to replace the aged Tajewala Barrage which is now out of service.[2]

See also


  1. Haberman, David L. (2006). River of love in an age of pollution: the Yamuna River of northern India. University of California Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-520-24789-5. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. Tak, Prakash C.; Jagdish P. Sati; Anjum N. Rizvi (April 2010). "Status of waterbirds at Hathnikund Barrage wetland, Yamunanagar District, Haryana, India" (PDF). 2 (4): 841. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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