Gayaji Dam : India’s longest rubber dam on falgun river .

Near the Vishnupad temple in Bihar, the state's largest rubber dam and a steel bridge across the Falgu River were recently opened by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar On September 22, 2020 .

On the recommendation of specialists from IIT Roorkee, the Rubina Company of Austria built the Gayaji Dam in partnership with Nagarjuna Construction Company of Hyderabad.In addition to the rubber dam, the Falgu River's banks have been improved, and a steel bridge has been constructed so that pilgrims can access Sita Kund. 

The Palamu district of Jharkhand is where the Falgu River is born. This river, which is significant to both the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, flows through the revered Bihar city of Gaya. The Falgu River in Bihar spans over 135 kilometres. This river originates close to Gaya at the meeting of the Lilajan and Mohana rivers before joining the Punpun River.

Rubber that is 17 mm thick makes up the rubber dam. Its width is 400 metres, and its height is 3 metres. After the dam is built, the water will be held for around 2.5 kilometres. 

Bar Dam has been maintained at a three-meter height. It can retain three metres of water. If there is more water present, it will flow from the top of the rubber dam downward, or toward the north. Plans have been developed to release water from the rubber dam under specific conditions.It is impervious to bullets, and according to specialists, it won't decay for 100 years. This rubber dam, which was constructed for around 312 crores, would keep water in the Falgu river all year. 

This will make it easier for individuals to bathe, do pind daan, and engage in tarpan. People travel here from all over the world as well as the nation to make sacrifices for the ancestors' redemption.

Written by Abhilasha Rai