Location of Madam Silli Dam
It is in the Dhamtari District of Chhattisgarh.
Distance of Madamsilli from Raipur
Madamsilli is about 95 km from Raipur.
Built between 1914 and 1923, it is the first dam in Asia to have Siphon Spillways.
It was built under the supervision of Madam Silli, the British Raj governor so it is named as MadamSilli dam.
On June 3, 1929, R.S. Rajendranath Sur, a civil engineer from the Central Province, was awarded the title of “Rai Saheb” by George V for his exceptional work on the Murrum Silli Dam.
Madam Silli Dam
It is one of the most prominent architectural marvels in Chhattisgarh.
The giant construction of the Madamsilli dam is an engineering marvel of the state of Chhattisgarh
Opening date of Madam Silli
Type of Dam
Height of Madam Silli Dam
1,132 m3/s (39,976 cu ft/s)
165,340,000 m3 (216,256,555 cu yd)
161,913,000 m3 (211,774,209 cu yd)
How to Reach
The nearest airport to Dhamtari is Raipur Airport, approximately 75 KM away. Pre-paid taxi services are available from the airport to Dhamtari.
The distance between Dhamtari and the Dam is 27 KM, and the dam is easily accessible by road via the Kukrel (Nagri) route.