Panjnad Barrage

Panjnad Barrage

Panjnad Barrage or Panjnad  Headworks is located in Bahawalpur District, Punjab, Pakistan. This headworks is one of the largest barrages in Punjab. Construction of headworks on the river Chenab began in 1922 under the Sutlej Valley Project, completed in 1932.

Under this project, two major canals “Abbasia Canal” and “Panjand Canal” constructed from Head Panjnad and later New Abbasia Canal. Which irrigates a wide area of ​​Cholistan including Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan districts. Beyond the barrage, the Chenab is also called the Panjnad River. There is a small one-room museum near Head Panjnad.