Ganges Barrage
Official nameLuv Kush Barrage
LocationKanpur, India
Coordinates26°30′36″N 80°19′07″E / 26.5099°N 80.3186°E / 26.5099; 80.3186
Construction began1995
Opening dateMay 2000
Construction costRs. 303.14 crore
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsGanges River
Length621 m
Sk Barrage

The Ganges Barrage, officially named as the Lav Khush Barrage, this bridge across the Ganges river lies at Azad Nagar-Nawabganj in Kanpur.

The construction started in 1995 and it was inaugurated in May 2000. The total length is 621 m and the bridge serves as a four lane Highway Bypass for NH 91.[1]

Proposed developments

Botanical Garden

The layout plan of Lohia Botanical Garden, prepared by a Delhi-based architect, was approved by the Kanpur Development Authority in 2014. There would be other attractions for entertainment and resources to improve the knowledge of children. There would be a cinema house and an artificial lake. Water museum would be another attraction while trees would illuminate in the evening. For cultural programme a well equipped platform is also proposed. There would be a shopping-cum-kid museum block, food court, game, entertainment zone and provision of two banquet halls.[2]

Amusement park

The Kanpur Development Authority has planned to develop an amusement park in the city near Ganga Barrage. On the lines of Delhi Daat, it is also planning to develop a 'haat' inside the park where only handicraft items would be sold. The park will consist of open-air amphitheatre, drive-in cinema, swings for kids, lake for boating and cafeteria etc.[3]

Trans Ganga city

The Trans Ganga City project, propped as a modern and clean-green city, would be developed by Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation. Under the project, along with industrial and residential areas, commercial and institutional areas would be developed. A housing society comprising exhibition centre, multiplex, mega mall and multi-storied residential complexes are proposed. The industries in the enclave would be pollution free and it would be zero discharge area, so that it does not cause adverse impact on the ecology and Ganga river.[4]

Kanpur-Lucknow high speed train

The high speed train is proposed between Ganga Barrage and Lucknow which will give relief for daily commuters between two cities.[5][6]

Kanpur-Lucknow expressway

The new expressway between Kanpur and Lucknow will be started from Ganga Barrage. It would be eight lane access controlled expressway.[7]

Panoramic view

Ganges Barrage, part of the NH-91 by-pass


There have been cases of people committing suicide by jumping off the Barrage bridge.[8]


  1. ^ "Ganga Barrage in Kanpur". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Kanpur Development Authority's nod for Lohia Botanical Garden plan". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Lohia Park to come up by end of next year | Kanpur News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ Rawat, Virendra Singh (11 December 2014). "Akhilesh lays foundation of Trans-Ganga City Project". Business Standard India.
  5. ^ Joshi, Sandeep (23 January 2015). "UP govt. Planning high-speed metro rail project between Lucknow, Kanpur". The Hindu.
  6. ^ "High speed train between Kanpur-Lucknow soon". Retrieved 31 May 2022 – via PressReader.
  7. ^ "Kanpur to get new bus station". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "20-yr-old girl jumps into Ganga, body fished out". The Times of India.