Ganges Barrage

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Ganges Barrage
Official name Lav Khush Barrage
Location Kanpur, INDIA
Coordinates 26°30′36″N 80°19′07″E / 26.5099°N 80.3186°E / 26.5099; 80.3186Coordinates: 26°30′36″N 80°19′07″E / 26.5099°N 80.3186°E / 26.5099; 80.3186
Construction began 1995
Opening date May 2000
Construction cost Rs. 303.14 crore
Dam and spillways
Impounds Ganges River
Length 621 m
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Ganges Barrage

Officially named as Lav Khush Barrage, this bridge across the Ganges lies at Azad Nagar-Nawabganj in Kanpur.

Construction started in 1995 and inaugurated in May 2000. The total length is 621 m and will serve as a four lane Highway Bypass for NH 91.[1]

Newly constructed Ganges Barrage, part of the NH-91 by-pass

Proposed Developments[edit]

Botanical Garden

The layout plan of Lohia Botanical Garden, prepared by a Delhi-based architect, was approved by Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) in 2014.There would be other attraction for entertainment and resources to improve the knowledge of children. There would be a cinema house and an artificial lake. Water museum would be another attraction while trees would illuminate in the evening. For cultural programme a well equipped platform is also proposed. There would be a shopping-cum-kid museum block, food court, game, entertainment zone and provision of two banquet halls.[2]

Amusement Park

Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) has planned to develop an amusement park in the city near Ganga Barrage.On the lines of Delhi Daat, KDA is also planning to develop a 'haat' inside the park where only handicraft items would be sold.The park will consist of open-air amphitheatre, drive-in cinema, swings for kids, lake for boating and cafeteria etc.[3]

Trans Ganga City

The project, propped as a modern and clean-green city, would be developed by Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).Under the project, along with industrial and residential areas, commercial and institutional areas would be developed.A housing society comprising exhibition centre, multiplex, mega mall and multi-storied residential complexes are proposed. The industries in the enclave would be pollution free and it would be zero discharge area, so that it does not cause adverse impact on the ecology and Ganga river.[4]

Kanpur Lucknow High Speed Train

The high speed train is proposed between Ganga Barrage and Lucknow which will give relief for daily commuters between two cities.[5][6]

Kanpur Lucknow Expressway

The new expressway between Kanpur and Lucknow will be started from Ganga Barrage. It would be eight lane access controlled expressway.[7]

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