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Which of the following canals were constructed as a part of the Triple Canal Project that began in 1905?

1. Upper Bari Doab Canal

2. Upper Jhelum Canal

3. Upper Chenab Canal

4. Lower Bari Doab Canal


1. 1, 2 and 3
2. 1, 3 and 4
3. 2, 3 and 4
4. 1, 2 and 4

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 2, 3 and 4

The correct answer is 2, 3 and 4.

  • System of link canals
  • by Punjab Public Works Department
  • Sanctioned in 1905.
    • Upper Jhelum
    • Upper Chenab
    • Lower Bari Doab
  • Chief engineer - John Benton
  • canals carrying 27,000 cubic feet of water.
  • Carry water of Jhelum to Chenab and then to Ravi river which will carry water further.

  • Chenab and Jhelum are tributaries of Indus.
  • Indus originates from Bokar Chu glacier in the Tibetan region.
  • Many tributaries-
    • Gilgit, Hunza, Nubra, Shyok, Dras, Gasting in Himalayas.
  • Main tributaries - Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej.
  • It flows into Arabian Sea.

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