Greater Thal Canal

Greater Thal Canal


Location: Off-takes from C-J Link Canal at RD 180+222. (Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah and Jhang Districts of Punjab)

Scope of Work: Agricultural production resulting in boost to economy, improvements in physical environment including atmosphere, climate, land and water, improvement in quality of life due to betterment in socio-cultural and socio-economic conditions. Crop benefits of Rs. 5.58 billion per year.

Salient Features
Main Canal Length 35 km
Canal Capacity 8,500 cusecs
Branch Canals Length 344 km (Phase-I:  65 km)
Distributaries & Minors Length 1,999 km (Phase-I:  400 km)
Command Area 1,739,000 acres (Phase-I:  355,000 acres)
Commencement Date (Phase-I) 16.08.2001 (As per PC-I)
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
Phase-I Cost 10,144.060 - 10,144.060



Phase-In -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 Irrigation Department, Govt: of Punjab on 30.06.2010.


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