The Gokul barrage, also Mathura barrage is a barrage on Yamuna River at Gokul in Mathura district, top of which also serves as the road bridge.

Gokul barrage
Madan Mohan temple, on the Yamuna, Vrindavan, 1789.jpg
Gokul barrage is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gokul barrage
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
CountryIndia
LocationGokul in Mathura district
Coordinates27°26′35″N 77°42′58″E / 27.44306°N 77.71611°E / 27.44306; 77.71611Coordinates: 27°26′35″N 77°42′58″E / 27.44306°N 77.71611°E / 27.44306; 77.71611
StatusFunctional
Opening date2003
Mathura in Ganga-Jamuna Doab, United Provinces 1908.

Yamuna has a total of 6 barrages, from north-west to south-east, Dakpathar Barrage (Uttarakhand), Hathni Kund Barrage (172km from Yamunotri origin, replaced the older defunct Tajewala Barrage in Haryana), Wazirabad barrage (244km from Hathnikund to north Delhi), ITO barrage (central Delhi), Okhla barrage (22km from Wazirabad to south Delhi, "New Okhla barrage" is later-era new barrage) and Mathura barrage (at Gokul, Uttar Pradesh).[1][2][3][4]

HistoryEdit

Gokul Barrage, 7 km downstream from Mathura,[5] was proposed to be completed by March 2003, to supply 30 cusec water to Mathura and Vrindavan and also 115 cusec water to Agra.[6]

ConcernsEdit

The construction of barrage has reduced the flow of Yamuna and water downstream of Mathura has become more polluted due to lack of flushing.[7]

Navigation restorationEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Bharati Chaturvedi, 2010, Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in the Megacity
  2. ^ ML Ahmed, Analysis of Discharge and Gauge-Level Data at Old Railway Bridge, Int'l Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Manufacturing Engineering (ICAEME’2014), 9-10 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
  3. ^ Regional plan
  4. ^ Bharati Chaturvedi, 2010, Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in the Megacity, Page 78.
  5. ^ K. T. Ravindran, 1990, The ghats of Mathura and Vrindavan, proposals for restoration, INTACH.
  6. ^ Shankarlal C. Bhatt,2005, Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories
  7. ^ David L. Haberman, 2006,River of Love in an Age of Pollution: The Yamuna River of Northern India
  8. ^ Steamer service to revive navigation in Agra Canal after 143 years, Hindustan Times, 1 Feb 2017.