Technology of Aqueduct






Pioneer of an unique everlasting Aqueduct of the world.

It is a simple technique of gravitation. Aurangabad city is surrounded by small hills. An underground 2 km. tunnel was digged out from the bottom of the elvated hills with providing gradual slope in the bottom tunnel towards town. The complete Nahar Aqueduct is built in brick & limes and thousands of cavities are left to enter the subterrian spring water in the tunnel. There is no reservoir in the aqueduct. The subterrian water collected in the tunnel moves fast towards town till the end of the aqueduct. Later on it was supplied to the city through hundreds of earthen pipelines. Due to gravitational force of water lifted to overground in the city area which does not require any energy used in modern days like diesel, coal, electricity, petrol, electrical motor etc. The earthen pipelines terminated into cisterns through fountains specially constructed in the centre of every cisterns. There were 600 cisterns spread all over the city.

If this system is adopted in India or any part of the world where geographical situation is likewise Aurangabad it will be very much useful to solve drinking water problem upto some extent. It is a sad story that the today's aqua engineers always look for western technology and neglected such an unique indigenous scheme of Aurangabad's Nahar-e-Ambari Aqueduct, which does not require costly energies sources like petrol, diesel electricity or pumps to uplift subterrain water. Such geographical condition is favorable at 30% land areas in India for the construction of Ambari type aqueducts, which are bound to save millions of foreign exchange and fuel.