The Tehri Dam is one of the tallest Dam of India as well as tallest in the World. It is 2nd highest dam in Asia situated on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri at Uttarakhand in India. With the Height of 261 meter, the Tehri Dam has become eight highest Dam in the worldwide. Tehri Dam Phase1 was complete in 2006 and second and third phases are under construction (Expected commissioning in 2018).
The Tehri Dam project is associated with the cost about eight thousand crores rupees. The Dam is the primary Dam of THDC India LTD and produces around 2400 megawatts of electricity (Tehri HPP 1000MW, Koteshwar HEP 400 MW and Tehri PSP 1000 MW).
The Tehri Dam main investigation was completed in 1961 and design was completed in 1972 with a 600 MW capacity power plant. In 1978, dam constriction begun, but after some time it was delayed due to financial and social impact. Tehri Dam project constriction was complete in 2006 and second part, the Koteshwar HEP dam was completed in 2012.
Today Tehri dam is also a famous tourist place where every year thousands of people come for visit.