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India : Bihār

6.2 km (3.9 miles) NW of Qasba Maker, Bihār, India
Approx. altitude: 57 m (187 ft)
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Antipode: 26°S 95°W

Accuracy: 16 m (52 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS Reading #3: General Landuse on the northern side #4: Bund Road on southern side #5: Satyajeet at confluence point #6: Me at confluence point #7: Our Driver Tariq

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  26°N 85°E  

#1: General Landuse on the eastern side

(visited by Arijit Goswami and Satyajeet Sonal)

09-May-2010 -- I first came to know about this project from my dear friend Mr. Ranadeep Basu, who has already visited one confluence point in Rajasthan and he was the one who really inspired me to be a part of it.

So when we found that this point lies near to our project road: Chapra-Rewaghat-Muzaffarpur (NH-102), I decided to make a try if time permits from my job commitment. I was doing the road inventory and pavement condition survey of the NH-102 on 9th May 2010, along with Mr.Satyajeet Sonal, a final year student of NIT, Patna and presently doing his summer training in our company (Scott Wilson India Pvt. Ltd.). Unfortunately as we crossed Maker town, which is at km 35+000, we encountered a road blockade due to a serious accident. Seeing the ensuing tension within the crowd we decided to call off our days work and started returning back to our base at Muzaffarpur. To get a maximum utilization of this unprecedented spare time I decided that on our way back we will try to visit this confluence point. This point is located at a distance of around 4.8 km from km 36+600 of NH-102(the start of Rewaghat bridge over Gandak River) in the north east direction.

The point was mainly accessed after traveling around 4.7km on the brick paved bund road of the southern bank of Gandak River and we walked the rest 100m to reach the point. The point lies on the original river bed of the Gandak River, but with the seasonal change in the river regime the area is being presently used for cultivation purpose. There were few mud huts also in the vicinity. However, during discussions with villagers of the Nayatola village, which lies just on the southern side of the bund road, it was learned that during peak monsoon season, this area where the confluence point lies, get fully inundated. We did not have to try very hard to reach the point and after few minutes of stray walk we finally reached the point within plantation of bitter gourds. The Photo #1 taken on the eastern side of the point shows the general land use of the area. The Photo #2 shows the GPS reading at the point while the bund road in south is shown in Photo #4. At the end I will also like to render my thanks to our driver Tariq (shown in Photo #7), who did a great job in driving our car through the narrow 2.5m wide brick paved bund road.


 All pictures
#1: General Landuse on the eastern side
#2: GPS Reading
#3: General Landuse on the northern side
#4: Bund Road on southern side
#5: Satyajeet at confluence point
#6: Me at confluence point
#7: Our Driver Tariq
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
About 700 m southwest of Gandak River.