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Yamuna

(yä`mənə) or

Jumna

(jŭm`nə), river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the Himalayas, N India, and flowing generally SE, through the Shiwalik Range, past Delhi, to the GangesGanges
or Ganga
, river, c.1,560 mi (2,510 km) long, rising in the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand state, India, and flowing generally southeast through NE India across a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh; the most sacred river of Hindu
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 River at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state; the Chambal and Betwa rivers are its main tributaries. The Yamuna's confluence with the Ganges is sacred to Hindus; AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad was renamed Prayagraj by the state government in 2018, but the change has not yet been formally approved by the national government.
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 is a major pilgrimage center. Along the Yamuna's banks are many historic monuments, including the Taj MahalTaj Mahal
, mausoleum, Agra, Uttar Pradesh state, N India, on the Yamuna River. It is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and the finest example of the late style of Indian Islamic architecture.
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 at Agra. Formerly an important trade artery, the Yamuna is now the source of irrigation for Uttar Pradesh and Punjab states, and it also suffers from heavy pollution, most especially in the Delhi area. As a result, the river is, except during the monsoon season, severely polluted and greatly reduced in flow below Delhi. The East Yamuna, West Yamuna, and Agra are the major canals on the river.

Yamuna

 

(also Jumna, Jamuna), a river in India, the longest and largest tributary of the Ganges. The Yamuna is 1,384 km long and has a basin area of 351,000 sq km. It rises on the southern slopes of the Zaskar Range in the central Himalayas. In its upper reaches it flows mainly through a deep gorge and in its middle and lower course, through the Indo-Gangetic Plain, where it divides into branches and channels. Summer high water, resulting from monsoon rains, causes frequent flooding. There is a relatively low discharge at other times of the year. The river is navigable below Delhi, and its waters are extensively utilized for irrigation. Among the cities situated on the Yamuna are Delhi, Agra, and Allahabad.

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Address : Chief Engineer ( Yamuna) Okhla||S E Irrigation Works Circle Saharanpur||E E U D E Yamuna Canal Saharanpur,
Look at where all Delhi sources its water from -- Sutlej river ( Bhakra dam) Yamuna ( Hathnikund barrage and Western Yamuna Canal), Ramganga ( Ramganga dam), Bhagirathi and Ganga rivers ( Tehri dam).
The corpses were fished out of the Western Yamuna Canal near Barwasni village in Sonepat district.
Repairr of bridge on purvi yamuna canal on janta road to pikki devla bijopura bhojpur road
Tenders are invited for C/o master plan road in narela sub-city.c/o 80m r/w road(uer-i)from nh-i to western yamuna canal. Sub head c/o rcc culvert at rd 3160m on ghogha drain at 80 m r/w (uer-i) road
C/o 80m R/W Road (UER-1) from NH-I to Wostnrn Yamuna Canal SH: Construction RCC culvert at RD 3180m on Ghoga drain at 80m R/W (UER-I) road
Tenders are invited for Protection of dda land.sub head c/o boundary wall for 100m road (uer-ii) from western yamuna canal and nh-10 on balance unbuilt portion.
Tenders are invited for Sh- repairing of street lighting on 45mtr road along western yamuna canal near sector-34 rohini ph.