Saturday, April 2, 2011

THE PRAKASAM BARRAGE ,VIJAYWADA,ANDHRA PRADESH


  • The Prakasam Barrage stretches 1223.5 meter across the Krishna River connecting Guntur and Krishna districts. The barrage serves also as a road bridge and spans over a panoramic lake. 

                                               
  • The idea of constructing a barrage across the Krishna river dates back to 1798. But it took some shape in the hands of Captain Buckle and was revised in 1839 and 1841 by Captain Best and Captain Lake(East India Company). 

                                        
  • After the endorsement of Major Cotton, the board of Directors of the East India Company approved it on 5th January 1850.The original barrage was started in 1852 and completed in 1855.

1 comment:

Nick Halden said...

Great view, I must say. The post is really insightful. I have been there a couple of times and I never got this information. Thanks for sharing this post here are a few more places to visit in Vijayawada, that one should really check out.