Tista Barrage Irrigation Project

Type: Dam and Barrage
Contributed By: Nayeem


Largest Irrigation project of Bangladesh is Tista barrage. Tista Barrage situated on Tista River at Duani Union in Hatibandha sub district in Lalmonirhat district. The length of Tista Barrage is 615metre. It’s built with concrete with 44 radial gates. The Barrage has 12,750 cusec discharge ability. This Barrage is mainly used to divert two hundred cusec of water for irrigation by a canal taking off on the right bank side of Tista River.

For producing more crops by providing the irrigation facilities in arable land of north locality of greater Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Bogra district Government of that time in 1937 adopted the plan. The original plan was adopted in 1953. But it was not possible to start. Engineers of the BWDB and experts of BUET jointly reviewed the previous reports and prepared a detailed design. A fresh survey and field investigation was also conducted. Finally the formation of the Tista Barrage started in 1979 and that of the irrigation canals in 1984, and was completed in 1997-1990. President H. M. Ershad officially inaugurated the Tista barrage.

How to go

From Lalmonirhat you take rickshaw, Local bus and also use boat to visit this area.

How To Reach: Lalmonirhat District

Dhaka and Lalmonirhat district is linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach Lalmonirhat. Some of the bus services have been listed below for your assistance.
1. DR Enterprise
Starting time: 8:30pm
Bus Fare: BDT 450- BDT 500 (Approx.)

2. S R Travels
Gabtoli, Contact: 02-8011226
Kollanpur, contact: 02-8013793, 01711-394801
Abdullahpur, Contact: 0171944023
Uttora, Contact: 01552315318

3. Kurigram Paribahan
Contact: 01924-469 437, 01914-856 826

4. Bablu Enterprise
Shyamoli, Contact: 8120653, 01716 932 122

Lalmonirhat and Dhaka are also linked by railway. There is only one intercity train available to get from Dhaka to Lalmonirhat.
Train name: Lalmoni Express
Train operates every day except Fridays.
Departure time: 22:10
Arrival time: 8:20

Where to Stay

There are some places available to stay in Lalmonirhat. However, their quality is not up to the mark. Accommodation facilities of Lalmonirhat could be improved to meet the tourists’ expectations.

1. RDRS GUEST HOUSE is one of the places you may consider staying in. It is a decent place with homely environment. It offers food and non-alcoholic beverages, modern conference, workshop and meeting facilities. Both AC and non AC rooms are available here. It is a standard choice for your stay. Contact: 01713-200185

You can also stay in-
2. Paradise Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Rail Gate, Puran Bazar Rd,
Lalmonirhat Sadar, 5500
Phone: +880 1744-859191

Things to do

  1. You can visit the whole plant and river nearby.
  2. Take pictures and share those with your friends.
  3. You can also visit the places nearby.

Eating Facilities

You can get different types of food items there, click here. It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. The foods are also very delicious. You can get foods also from the resident hotel where you are staying.

Travel Tips

There are small markets where you can find different types of items according to your need.


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