Greater Thal Canal
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Greater Thal Canal

Off-takes from Chashma Jhelum Link Canal at RD 180+222. (Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah and Jhang Districts of Punjab)
Salient Features

Length of Main Canal

35 km  greater thal

Canal Capacity

8,500 cusecs

Length of Branch Canals

344 km                  (Phase-I: 65 km)

Length of Distributaries & Minors

1,999 km

(Phase-I: 400 km)

Command Area

1,739,000 acres   (Phase-I: 355,000 acres)
Scope of Work Agricultural production resulting in a boost to the economy, improvements in the physical environment including the atmosphere, climate, land, and water, improvement in the quality of life due to betterment in socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. Crop benefits of Rs. 5.58 Billion per year.
Commencement Date (Phase-I) As per PC-IAugust 16, 2001
Completion Date (Phase-I) As per PC-I June 2005 / Actual June 2009
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-I Cost (28.02.2002) 30,467.109 - 30,467.109
PC-I Phase-I Cost 10,144.060 - 10,144.060
  • Phase I - Contracts: GTC-01, GTC-02, GTC-03, GTC-04, GTC-03A, GTC-03B & GTC-05 have been completed.
  • Phase II - Contract GTC-06: (Construction of Chubara Branch Canal and System)   Approval of Planning Commission is required to initiate work.


Physical Progress                Completed

The Project has been handed over to the Irrigation Department, Govt. of Punjab on 30.06.2010.

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