The vast area of D.I. Khan plain laying between Suleiman range and Chashma Right Bank Canal (Gravity) on the right bank of the Indus River is laying un-cultivated due to non-availability of assuring irrigation water supplies. Under this project, development of an additional area of 285,650 acres (115,600 ha), contiguous with right bank existing CRBC gravity system in envisaged to be achieved through a lift-cum-gravity canal, off-taking from the Indus River at Chashma Barrage.
Chashma Right Bank Canal (Lift cum Gravity) Project comprises of the following main components.
A regulator, a new intake structure, off taking from the right side of the headdress channel of Chashma
Feeder Canal of about 37 miles length parallel to the existing CRBC, from Chashma Barrage to the pumping station
Pumping station to lift about 2500 cusec of water by about 66 ft. and delivery pipeline from the pumping station to the main canal
Main canal of about 71 miles long with irrigation distribution system
OFWM of the project area
Flood protection and drainage works to protect the area against flood and sheet flow of hill torrents
Review of all existing studies, report and data
Conducting additional surveys and investigation
Preparation of engineering designs and tender drawings/documents