Falgu Rubber Dam in Gaya, Bihar
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday (08-09-2022) inaugurated India’s longest rubber dam ‘Gayaji Dam’ on the Falgu river and steel foot over bridge for the convenience of visitors who visit during Pitripaksha Mela to pay homage to their ancestors. It is a place of salvation. We should be happy the dam has been completed ahead of its deadline and before the Pitripaksha Mela, starting Friday. It is 411 Meter long.
Now, the second major step will be to ensure Ganga water in Gaya and store it here all through the year. Ganga water has reached up to Rajgir and it should reach Gaya by year-end,” he added, thanking water resources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha and his team for completing the project, the foundation stone for which was laid on September 22, 2020, despite Covid disruptions.