“Tansa lake (Dam) is one of those 3 major drinking water reservoir out of total 6 lakes in Mumbai, Located at Mahuli hills (Atgaon) about 85.3 km from Mumbai Airport, this lake was the only fresh water lake built back in 1892 which has its Tansa Dam project done by 1925 supplying 430 MLD water to city..”
About the Dam
Tansa is said to be the longest and oldest masonry dam in Mumbai and throughout world that covers are of 320 sq.km (or 2.74 kms). Currently the pipelines at Tansa dam are twin riveted with diameter of 1800 made by Indian engineers.
Government is looking for revamp with dam having single channelled pipeline reaching through km distance which will provide this fresh water for drinking purpose to major city locations. Details of the project are still not clear and will be updated if we have in future.
The beauty of this lake has an add on with the ‘Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary’ that has species of wild animals like Panther, Wild Boar, Cheetah, Four Horned Antelope, Jackal, Hyena and those running around dear with the fast and furious called Cheetahs and more with beautiful scenic greenery that has flora and faunas inside. Tansa lake is a blessing to this wildlife as a drinking water source since centuries now.
|Address and Location||Near Atgaon at Mahuli Hills (Thane District)|
|Distance from Mumbai Airport||85.3 kms|
|Other Names Of Tansa||Tansa Dam, Tansa River|
|Built Period||1892 to 1925|
|Tansa Built Details||Tansa was Built under British territory, Current Dam was done by Indian Engineer with 2 reverse pipes. Government wants it to be a single piped project.|
|Dam Water Capacity||Full Supply Level 128.63 (MTR) and Lowest Drawable Level 118.87 (MTR)|
|Nearest Station to Tansa||Atgaon|
|Other Places Near Lake||Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Lord Shiva temple at Tilsa, Tansa Fort.|
|How to reach Tansa||Nearest station on central route is Atgaon from where you can reach.|
|Tansa Road Distance and Map||Refer Mumbai to Atgaon (Near Tansa) Road Distance for same.|