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This shot was taken beside durgapur barrage. i went durgapur for my official job at a tower site,returning from there i visited this place. so many public uses to come here to have a picnic beside this river damodar in winter. i went there for the first time.
Durgapur Barrage is across the Damodar River at Durgapur in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

The Damodar River Valley Project on the Damodar River and its principal tributary, the Barakar River, is located in eastern India. The four main multipurpose dams located at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet were commissioned during 1953-1959. In addition, a single purpose reservoir on the main stream, the Damodar, at Tenughat was constructed later in 1974.

Durgapur Barrage constructed in 1955 is 692 metres (2,270 ft) long. It has 34 gates (including under sluice). The size of gates are 18.3m x 4.9m (60 ft x 16 ft). The size of left and right under sluices are 18.3m x 5.5 m (60 ft x 18 ft).Durgapur Barrage is 12 metres (39 ft) high.

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