Tilaiya

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Not to be confused with Tilaiya railway station.
Tilaiya
तिलैया
Tilaia
town
Tilaiya is located in Jharkhand
Tilaiya
Tilaiya
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°19′09″N 85°31′47″E / 24.3192200°N 85.5296900°E / 24.3192200; 85.5296900Coordinates: 24°19′09″N 85°31′47″E / 24.3192200°N 85.5296900°E / 24.3192200; 85.5296900
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Koderma
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website hazaribag.nic.in

Tilaiya is a town in Koderma district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Geography[edit]

Tilaiya is located at 24°19′09″N 85°31′47″E / 24.3192200°N 85.5296900°E / 24.3192200; 85.5296900.

Tilaiya Dam[edit]

Tilaiya Dam was constructed by Damodar Valley Corporation across the Barakar River in 1953. It is 366 metres (1,201 ft) long and 30.18 metres (99.0 ft) high. The dam boasts of picturesque surroundings with a reservoir, which extends up to 36 km2. Tilaiya hydel power station is located on the left bank of the Barakar. The structure is entirely of reinforced concrete. It has 2 generating units of 2 MW each.[1][2]

Transport[edit]

Tilaiya Dam is 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Koderma Railway Station. Barhi on NH 2 is 17 kilometres (11 mi) away. While Tilaiya Dam is off the Patna-Ranchi highway (NH 31), the latter passes along the reservoir.[1]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tilaiya Dam". india9.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  2. ^ "DVC". Tilaiya. DVC. Retrieved 2010-04-17.