Vaitarna Dam

Vaitarna Dam

        The Vaitarna Dam also calledModak Sagar Dam. The Dam was Built by British Military Engineer lowsone in 1701 who died during its tunnel construction. was renovated in 1954 during the nehru tenure by Bmc engineer Narayan Modakand hence named after him. before him the dam was renovated trice.

        The dam built across the vaitarna river is divided into three parts the upper vaitarna dam, middle vaitarna dam and lower vaitarna dam. The lower Vaitarna Dam, also called Modaksagar Dam, is a gravity dam on Vaitarna river, and upper vaitarna dam is scenic dam site, situated at a distance of about 20 kms from khodala in thane district near mumbai. Vaitarna Lake is one of the best sweet water lakes of Mumbai. It is the chief source of water and electricity to the mumbai city. it will supply 455 million liters of drinking water everyday to thane and mumbai city.

Dam Details

Name of Dam Name of River Name of Place Main Purpose Area Height Capacity of Water Capacity of Power
Vaitarna Vaitarna Tah.Shahapur Dist. Thane Drinking Water for Mumbai city. 287 Sq km. 82 meter 8.5 TMC --

How to Reach

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1. Distance from Mumbai  to Shahapur 100 kms and shahapur to vaitarna dam 20 kms.   Mumbai Map