UPDCC Song Dam Drinking Water Project, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Unnati More Jun 21, 2024 0

The Song Dam Drinking Water Project entails the construction of a dam over the River Song in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun.

Project Overview:

The Uttarakhand Government had recently floated a tender for selecting a contractor for the Song Dam Drinking Water Project in Dehradun. This initiative involves building a dam over the River Song, near Sondana Village, to solve drinking water issues in Dehradun and adjoining areas.

The project is spearheaded by the Uttarakhand Project Development and Construction Corporation Ltd (UPDCC), which will execute the civil works. The project, with an estimated construction cost of INR 1,306 Crore, is expected to be completed within 60 months of commencement.

Scope of Work

The Song Dam project involves constructing a 130.6M high concrete gravity dam across the River Song. Key components of the project include:

  • Two main orifice spillways
  • A high-level spillway
  • A mild-steel pipe on the river’s left bank for diverting flood discharge (Diameter 2M, Length 350M, Thickness 10MM)
  • A water conductor system MS pipe from Song Dam to the water treatment plant near the Khalangar War Memorial

Additionally, a 12M high concrete upstream coffer dam will be developed. The project also includes the design, manufacturing, erection, and commissioning of all hydro-mechanical works related to the dam.

Project details:

Name of the ProjectUPDCC Song Dam Drinking Water Project, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Latest StatusStatus: Pre-construction

As of June 2024, the tender is floated for the selection of the contractor.
LocationDehradun, Uttarakhand
Construction Cost (INR-Crore)1,306 INR-Crore
Description The scope of work involves:

Construction of concrete gravity dam (Top Length – 225 M, Height – 130.6 M, Top width – 12.5 M)
Construction of Coffer Dam
Supply of perforated pipe – 20,000 M
Supply of hose pipe – 4,000 M
Supply of ventilation pipe – 800 M
Supply of pressure pipes – 14,200 M
Supply of TMT steel reinforcement for RCC work – 21,309 MT
Supply of anchor bars – 2815 MT
Supply of structural steel – 483 MT
Supply of cement bags – 5,19,343 Bags
Laying of cement concrete – 3,03,815 Cum (Cubic Meter)
Providing and placing of precast formed drain – 4,926 M
Supply of PVC water stop – 38,700 M
Supply of air valves
Supply of various valves
Supply of MS pipes – 14,700 M (1.5 M Dia)
Building use Segment: Water
Sub-Segment: Water & Sewerages Pipelines, Dam
Construction start2024
Project completion (Estimated timeline)2029


Uttarakhand Government

The governing authority of the Indian state of Uttarakhand is dedicated to the development and prosperity of the region. It focuses on sustainable growth, cultural preservation, and social welfare.

Uttarakhand Project Development and Construction Corporation Ltd (UPDCC)

Established in 2010, UPDCC is a state government-owned entity that provides construction and consultancy services in civil engineering. It is responsible for infrastructure development in Uttarakhand.

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