Modi to inaugurate world's 2nd biggest dam on his birthday tomorrow
September 16, 2017  19:27
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow inaugurate the world's second biggest dam - Sardar Sarovar Dam - nearly six decades after its foundation stone was laid. 

The inaugural event, held on the occasion of PM Modi's 67th birthday on Sunday, will also see the culmination of the fortnight-long Narmada Mahotsav - launched by the Gujarat government to celebrate the completion of the work.

PM Modi will also address a public rally at Dabhoi, about an hour from Ahmedabad.

With few months left for the state assembly elections, the Gujarat BJP has turned the completion of the dam project into a huge political event. 

The venue of the event is some 200 km from Ahmedabad.

The Sardar Sarovar project is the biggest dam in terms of volume of concrete used in it. It is also the second biggest dam in the world after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States.
The 1.2-km-long dam, which is 163 metres deep has till date produced 4,141 crore units of electricity from its two power houses -- river bed powerhouse and canal head powerhouse -- with an installed capacity of 1,200 MW and 250 MW, respectively.

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