Bhushi Dam Khandala

Bhushi Dam is a masonry dam on the Indrayani River in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India.In 2014, the Indian Railways announced plans to develop Bhushi Dam as a tourist resort with participation from the private sector.

The dam was built in the late 1860s for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway as a source of water for their steam engines.As of 2014 it is owned by the Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways, the successor to the Great Indian Peninsular Railway.

Water was carried from the reservoir to Lonavala, Khandala and the reversing station of the railways by cast-iron pipes. The Railway company later agreed to supply some water to the town of Lonavala as well, because the dam had been built using Municipal funding.

In 2012, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) proposed to construct a 9 kilometres  long tunnel along the Mumbai Pune Expressway which would pass right below the Bhushi dam.

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