Baglihar Dam across Chenab River

Baglihar Dam is a 144 meter high Dam built by India across Chenab River in southern Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir state.

Panorama of Baglihar DamPanorama of Baglihar Dam

Baglihar Dam’s Stage-I of 450 Mega Watt (MW) Baglihar Hydel Power Project was inaugurated in October 10th, 2008. Construction of this work was started nine years back in 1999. Stage-II of 450 megawatt Baglihar Hydel Power Project was inaugurated in November 2015 by the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. This dam is also known as Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project. This dam has now a total power production capacity of 900 Mega Watts.

Pakistan has initially raised some disputes related to this Dam, at various international forums like World Bank. Professor Raymond Lafitte, a Swiss civil engineer appointed by World Bank to resolve the issue, declared his final verdict on February 12, 2007; forcing some changes like reduction in the height of dam structure, pondage capacity, and raising of power intake tunnels.

On 1st June , 2010, both India and Pakistan has resolved the issues at the meeting of the Permanent Indus Water Commission and agreed not to raise the issue further, ending years of dispute, once for all.

How Do I Go to Baglihar Dam?

Anantnag is at around 130 kilometers distance from this massive barrage over Chenab River.
Srinagar is at a distance of around 180 kilometers from the Dam. Pathankot in Punjab is also almost at the distance from this dam in Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir state.

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