Abu Road

Abu Road is a city and municipality in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India. It is the tehsil headquarters of Abu Road Tehsil by that name. It lies southeast of Mount Abu and its railway station is an important stop on the main Indian Railways line between Delhi and Ahmedabad. Mount Abu is 27 km up the hill from Abu Road.

Abu Road
City
Abu Road is located in Rajasthan
Abu Road
Abu Road
Location in Rajasthan, India
Abu Road is located in India
Abu Road
Abu Road
Abu Road (India)
Coordinates: 24°29′N 72°47′E / 24.48°N 72.78°ECoordinates: 24°29′N 72°47′E / 24.48°N 72.78°E
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictSirohi
TehsilAbu Road
Elevation
263 m (863 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total55,599
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-2974
Vehicle registrationRJ-38

History

The old name of Abu Road city was Kharadi. The Rajputana Malwa Railway set up the railway station here on 30 December 1880, and the station was named Abu Road. The road to Mount Abu was built in 1845, during the rule of Maharao Shiv Singh of Sirohi.

Geography

Abu Road is located at 24°29′N 72°47′E / 24.48°N 72.78°E[1] on the banks of river west banas. It has an average elevation of 263 m (863 ft).

Demographics

As of the 2011 India census,[2] Abu Road had a population of 55,595. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Abu Road has an average literacy rate of 80.81%, higher than the state average of 66.11%.89.63% of the males and 70.97% of females are literate. 11.89% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate

Abu Road enjoys all types of weather. In Summer, it's hot and humid with an average temperature of 40 Degrees with hot sandy winds. In Winter, it's 7 to 14 degrees, which is quite cold as compared to other cities in Rajasthan and in Monsoon, the average rainfall is about 14 to 20  inches per season.

Economy

RIICO Industrial Area

RIICO Industrial Area is spread over an expanse of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2). The main industries are marble & granite, miniature cement plants, HDPE bags, synthetic yarns, mineral grinding, ABS resin, and insulators.

Diesel Shed

The railway's diesel shed located here provides employment to a large number of people and holds an important place in town's economy. The Diesel Shed at Abu Road was commissioned by Indian Railways as a metre gauge shed on 26 October 1966. It was then the largest MG shed of Western Railway with holdings of 112 locomotives. With broad gauge conversion, the shed was converted to a BG shed with holdings of 60 locomotives. There are 68 supervisors and 570 workers in the shed.

A diesel training centre is located at the shed that conducts promotional, refresher and special courses for locomotive running staff as well as formal training of shed maintenance staff.

Transport

The city being the largest city in Sirohi district is well-connected by road and rail.

Rail

Abu Road railway station comes under the administrative control of North Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It has direct rail links on the broad gauge to the cities of Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mysore, Puri, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi, Dehradun, Muzaffarpur, Bareilly and Jammu. It is connected to most of the cities and towns in Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodra, Bhuj and Porbandar. Thus providing transport facility to Sirohi and Jalor district..

Road

National Highway 27 connecting Beawar in Rajasthan with Radhanpur in Gujarat passes through Abu Road, thus connecting it with the cities of Pali, Palanpur. Further, State Highways in Gujarat SH 712, SH 132 pass through Palanpur and connect Abu Road with nearby towns in Gujarat. State Highway SH 41 connects it with Mehsana & Ahmedabad. Abu Road is well connected via bus, more 150 buses are departure from Abu road to other cities.

Air

Abu Road has its own Air Strip which is not in use for transport purpose. The nearest domestic Airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur which is 164 km away and nearest International Airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad which is 193 km far.

Places of interest

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Abu Road
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/800558-abu-road.html
Abu Road railway station

Abu Road railway station is located in Sirohi district in the Indian state of Rajasthan . It serves Abu Road and is gateway to the popular hill station at Mount Abu.

Ahmedabad - Ajmer Intercity Express

The 19411 / 12 Intercity Express is a Express train belonging to Indian Railways Western Railway zone that runs between Ahmedabad Junction and Ajmer Junction in India.It operates as train number 19411 from Ahmedabad Junction to Ajmer Junction and as train number 19412 in the reverse direction serving the states of Gujarat & Rajasthan.

Ajmer railway division

Ajmer railway division is one of the four railway divisions under North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. This railway division was formed on 5 November 1951 and its headquarter is located at Ajmer in the state of Rajasthan of India.

Jaipur railway division, Bikaner railway division and Jodhpur railway division are the other three railway divisions under NWR Zone headquartered at Jaipur. This division is one of the key enabler of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project by virtue of running parts of the railways 1,500 km long network of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

Ambaji

Ambaji (Ambājī) is a census town in Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage.

Chandravati

Chandravati, popularly known as Chandroti, is a village situated near Abu Road on the bank of the West Banas River in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In ancient times it was an extensive town, and present villages such as Dattani, Kiverli, Kharadi and Santpura were its suburbs. The old ruins, such as temples, torans and images scattered over the large area, bear testimony to its past glory.

Jaipur–Ahmedabad line

The Jaipur–Ahmedabad line connects Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan to Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat in India. Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express is the fastest train in this route.

List of municipalities in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has 7Municipal Corporations, 34 Municipal Councils and 150 Municipal Boards or Nagar Pachayats. Thus Rajasthan has total 191 Municipalities or Urban Local Bodies(ULBs).

Madhav University

Madhav University is located in Abu Road, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India. It was established in 2014.Madhav University is spread over 100 acres on NH-27 highway near international airport and railway station.

Mahesana - Abu Road DEMU

Mahesana - Abu Road DEMU is a DEMU train belonging to East Central Railway zone that runs between Mahesana Junction in Gujarat and Abu Road of Rajasthan. It is currently being operated with 79437/7948 train numbers on daily basis.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu (pronunciation ) is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India, near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The nearest train station is Abu Road railway station: 28 km away.

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Mungathala

Mungathala is an old village in Sirohi district of in Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies about 10 km north to Abu Road. Its old name is Mungasthala. The Saiva temple of Mogadesvara and Jain temple of Mahavira were celebrated temples of the place.

This place was believed to be visited by Lord Mahavira. An inscription of 1369 AD found on the door of inner room in Jivitasvami Shri Mahavira Jain temple here tells us that

Lord Mahavira visited Arbudabhumi and an image was consecrated during the 37th year of life of Shri Mahavira.

National Highway 27 (India)

National Highway 27 (NH 27), an East - West National highway in India that starts from Porbandar and terminates in Silchar, the highway passes through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam.

NH-27 was laid and is maintained by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). This is the second longest National Highway in India after National Highway 44 and is a part of NS-EW Corridor of NHAI.

North Western Railway zone

The North Western Railway (abbreviated NWR and उपरे) is one of the 18 railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Jaipur, with 59,075+ employees, 658+ stations and a route length of more than 5761 km across at least some parts of four states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana (c. 2009). NWR operates international rail service Thar Express from Jodhpur to Karachi. This zone is the key enabler of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project by virtue of running railways 1,500 km long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

Pindwara

Pindwara is a city in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, India. Pindwara is located about 24 km from Sirohi, 50 km from Abu Road, 100 km from Udaipur and 70 km from Mount Abu. The nearest airport is Udaipur.

The cement and Marble industry is the major industry of the area. JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd and Ultratech Cement are two large cement units based in the area. The our railway station is pindwara - a station on Delhi Ahmedabad rail route and is at the edge of Pindwara town. Abu Road railway station is 55 km away.

Many of the locals of the town have settled all across the country like in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc. Ancient temple of Lord Mahavir by Samprati Maharaja is situated in the middle of the city. An ancient temple dedicated to Shiva known as th eGopeshwarji Mahadev Temple is around 3 km from Pindwara. Another ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva known as Markundeshawar (situated in Ajari village) is around 2 km from Pindwara.

Pindwara is located near many tribal villages. The city is famous for its marble carving works. Marble carvings of Sri Ram Temple, Ayodhya are being carried out in the city.

Shri Amirgadh railway station

Shri Amirgadh railway station is a railway station in Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India on the Western line of the North Western railway network. Shri Amirgadh railway station is 35 km from Palanpur Junction. Passenger and DEMU trains halt here.

Shri Vedic Kanya Senior Secondary School, Abu Road

Shri Vedic Kanya Senior Secondary School, Abu Road is the girls' senior secondary school located in Abu Road city in Rajasthan state of India. The school was set up by Arya Samaj on 1 August 1941.It was the first girls' school in Sirohi district. The school is being managed by Arya Samaj. The school has permanent recognition for 10+2 level from Government of Rajasthan and Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan.

Sirohi district

Sirohi District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The City of Sirohi is the district headquarters and the largest city of the district. Abu Road is the industrial town of Sirohi District.

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Rajasthan (out of 33), after Jaisalmer and Pratapgarh.

Swaroopganj

Swaroopganj is a village in Sirohi district in Rajasthan state in India. It is located about 45 km south of Sirohi and 20 km north of Abu Road. Swaroopganj is a railway station on Ahmedabad- Jaipur rail route.

Vivek Express

Vivek Express is a chain of express trains on the Indian Railways network. These trains were announced in the Railway Budget of 2011-12 by the then Railway Minister. These trains were started to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to be held in 2013. One of the Vivek Express trains, the one from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari, is the longest route on the Indian Railways network, in terms of distance and time, and is the 8th longest in the world.

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