Barrage on Kshipra River
The Shipra, also known as the Kshipra, is a river in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The river rises in the kakribardihiils Vindhya Range north of Dhar, and flows south across the Malwa Plateau to join the Chambal River. It is one of the sacred rivers in Hinduism.
The river flows through the city of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. The city had a shortage of water supply and hence the Public Works Department of Dewas City decided to construct a barrage to hold water to compensate for the shortage.
Newkem was awarded with the civil mechanical contract on turnkey basis which consisted of 130 meters of gate and piers consisting XX tonnes of steel work and 25,000 cum of concrete. The Barrage was completed in 2011and water was retained upto 490 meters of height. (cubic meters of water)
The barrage has 12 electro mechnicalyyoperated gates which control the level for storage of water. The dam has been a tremendous boon to the city of Dewas. The residents , agriculture and industries have grown with the presence of water.