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Water tower and head sluice, Hesarghatta, Chamaraj Water Works, Bangalore.

Water tower and head sluice, Hesarghatta, Chamaraj Water Works, Bangalore.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 430/41(78)

Item number: 4304178

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Head Works and Sluice, Chamaraj Water Works, Bangalore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.Caption notes with the album read, "Constructed for the water supply of Bangalore and named 'The Chamrajendra Water Works' after his late Highness. The embankment, which is thrown across the Arkavati River, dams back 767 c. ft. of water from catchment of 212 square miles. The inception of the scheme is due to Sir Sheshadri Iyer, the Dewan."A Dewan is the Minister of Finance.

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