Bahraich

Bahraich is a city and a municipal board in Bahraich district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Located on the Saryu River, a tributary of the Ghaghara river, Bahraich is 125 kilometres (78 miles) north-east of Lucknow, the state capital. The towns of Barabanki, Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur and Sitapur share local boundaries with Bahraich. A factor which makes this town important is the international border shared with Nepal.

Bahraich
City
Bahraich Clock Tower
Bahraich Clock Tower
Bahraich is located in Uttar Pradesh
Bahraich
Bahraich
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Bahraich is located in India
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Bahraich (India)
Bahraich is located in Asia
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Bahraich (Asia)
Coordinates: 27°34′30″N 81°35′38″E / 27.575°N 81.594°ECoordinates: 27°34′30″N 81°35′38″E / 27.575°N 81.594°E
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictBahraich
Government
 • BodyBahraich Nagar Palika Parishad
 • MayorRubeena Rehan Khan
 • MLAAnupama Jaiswal (BJP)
 • MPSavitri Bai Phule (BJP) and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (BJP)
Area
 • Total34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation
126 m (413 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total186,223
 • Density5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Language
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
271801
Telephone code+91 05252
Vehicle registrationUP-40
Sex Ratio892 /
Websitebahraichnpp.in, behraich.nic.in

Geography and climate

It has an average elevation of 126 metres (413 feet). Bahraich has a warm humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from December to February and dry, hot summers from April to June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when Bahraich gets an average rainfall from the south-west monsoon winds, and occasionally frontal rainfall will occur in January. In winter the maximum temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the minimum is in the −1 to 7 °C (30 to 45 °F) range. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures rising to the 40 to 47 °C (104 to 117 °F) range, the average highs being in the high of 30s (degree Celsius). Average annual rainfall is 1,900 centimetres (750 inches) (approx).

Politics

Bahraich is divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Bahraich and Kaiserganj. The former is held by Savitri Bai Phule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the latter by Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, also of the BJP.

There are seven State Assembly constituencies:

Education

Bahraich has many educational institutions, including technical and graduate/postgraduate colleges.

Medical facilities

The main district hospital at Bahraich includes a 100-bed unit for special care of maternity cases.

Culture

The city has its own sports stadium called Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium; it host many sports tournaments every year. The city also has many sports clubs.

Transportation

Roads

Bahraich is well connected with other districts of Uttar Pradesh. UPSRTC provides road connectivity to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Haridwar, Delhi, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, Pratapgarh, Shimla, Mathura, Banda, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Shrawasti and Agra. There are buses for Lucknow in every 15 minutes. National Highway 927 (India) connects the city to Barabanki and state capital Lucknow.

Railways

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Bahraich railway station is a main railway station in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is BRK. It serves Bahraich city. The station consists of 3 platforms, two for broad gauge and one for meter gauge. Bahraich to Jarwal Road is a Broad gauge station 55 kilometers (34 miles) from district headquarters and lies on Delhi–Barauni line.[2] Plans for converting the Bahraich - Gonda tracks to broad-gauge have been in talks since October 2018.[3]

Media

Bahraich has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Bahraich. It broadcasts on FM frequencies @ 100.1 .

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "बहराइच से जरवलरोड तक बिछे रेल लाइन" (in Hindi). 27 October 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "नवरात्र में बहराइच से गोंडा के बीच चल सकती ट्रेन". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 8 October 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.

External links

Bahraich (Assembly constituency)

Bahraich is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Bahraich in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Bahraich is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 286 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Anupma Jaiswal who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Rubab Sayda by a margin of 6,702 votes.

Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency)

Bahraich Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Bahraich is reserved for the SC category.

Bahraich district

Bahraich district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Bahraich town is the district headquarters. Bahraich District is a part of Devipatan Division.

Bahraich railway station

Bahraich railway station is a main railway station in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is BRK. It serves Bahraich city. The station consists of three platforms, two for broad gauge and one for meter gauge. The platforms are well sheltered. It has all facilities that a standard railway station have like water, sanitation, recreation, seating etc..Bahraich is on Indian Railways route map and provide a newly constructed broad gauge line, running from Gonda to Bahraich. The trains on the section are running from 9th of November 2018. State Rail Minister Shree Manoj Sinha flagged off 75023 GD-BRK Spl. DEMU train from gonda junction.

Kaiserganj to Jarwal Road, Bahraich (UP) is a Broad gauge station 55 kilometers (34 miles) from district headquarters and lies on Delhi–Barauni line. Demand for direct train connectivity is at peak since Budget was sanctioned in 1997 (21 years ago) despite this no work took place including land acquisition work is pending from Bahraich to Jarwal road 55 Kilometers.

Balha (Assembly constituency)

Balha is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Balha in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Balha is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 282 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Akshayvaralal who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Kiran Bharti by a margin of 46,616 votes.

Chittaura Jheel

Chittaura Jheel, also known as Ashtwarka jheel) is a lake in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated about 8 km from Bahraich city, on Gonda road, near Jittora or Chittaura village. A small river, Teri Nadi, flows from this lake. Many migratory birds are also found here during August - October (Late Mansoon period).

Chittaura Jheel is a Hindu pilgrimage site. According to local legends, Ashtwarka Muni, the Guru of Maharaja Janak used to live here in his ashram.

Daddan Mishra

Daddan Mishra (born 30 September 1969 in Bahraich UP) is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has won the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Shrawasti (Lok Sabha constituency).Mishra won the 2007 assembly elections from Bhinga constituency in Shrawasti on a BSP ticket and was inducted in the ministry as the state minister of Medical Education. In 2012, he resigned from his post and all party activities and joined the BJP. He lost the 2012 Assembly election on the BJP ticket.

Kaiserganj (Assembly constituency)

Kaiserganj is an assembly constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Kaiserganj in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kaiserganj is one of five assembly constituencies in the Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 288 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Mukut Bihari who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Khalid Khan by a margin of 27,363 votes.

Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency)

Kaiserganj Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

The Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Upper Gangetic plain in Uttar Pradesh, India and covers an area of 400.6 km2 (154.7 sq mi) in the Terai of the Bahraich district. In 1987, it was brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’, and together with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Dudhwa National Park it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It was established in 1975.The Katerniaghat Forest provides strategic connectivity between tiger habitats of Dudhwa and Kishanpur in India and the Bardia National Park in Nepal.

Its fragile Terai ecosystem comprises a mosaic of sal and teak forests, lush grasslands, numerous swamps and wetlands. It is home to a number of endangered species including gharial, tiger, rhino, Gangetic dolphin, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal florican, the white-backed and long-billed vultures.

One of the best places in the world for seeing the gharial in its natural habitat is the Girwa River, where it is found sympatric with the mugger. The population of gharials in this stretch was one of the three that were still breeding, when the project to conserve this reptile from the verge of extinction was initiated in 1975. However, between the years of 2001 and 2005, almost all the gharial nests were raided by tribals who consider them a delicacy.Mugger crocodiles are also seen in small number in the Girwa river,as their favorite haunts are stagnant wetlands like the many taals and baghars that dot the sanctuary. Side by side the serenely swimming gharial can be seen frolicking Ganges dolphins.

Recent discoveries in herpetofauna of Katerniaghat are highly fascinating and are represented by several species such as the banded krait, the Burmese rock python, the yellow speckled wolf-snake and the paradise flying snake. In 2012, a rare red coral kukri snake was sighted in the sanctuary. This snake with the scientific name Oligodon kheriensis was first described from the North Kheri Division in 1936.

This Project Tiger reserve was written off by the conservationists in the year 2005, when Ramesh Pandey, took over the charge of the sanctuary and turned the things around and restored the habitat and tiger population in the reserve with his much admired work. He completely turned things around. He motivated his field staff, and caught poachers. The tigers made a quick come back. Today Katerniaghat has more than 20 tigers and is home to rhinos and elephants.

List of constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly has 403 constituencies.

List of state highways in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh state has two major road networks. There are 35 national highways (not listed here), with a total length of 40,635 km (25,249 mi), and 83 state highways, with a total length of 8,432 km (5,239 mi).

Mahasi (Assembly constituency)

Mahasi is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Mahasi in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mahasi is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 284 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Sureshwar Singh who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Indian National Congress candidate Ali Akbar by a margin of 58,969 votes.

Matera (Assembly constituency)

Matera is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Matera in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Matera is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 283 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Samajwadi Party candidate Yasar Shah who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Arun Veer Singh by a margin of 1,595 votes.

Nanpara (Assembly constituency)

Nanpara is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Nanpara in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nanpara is one of five assembly constituencies in the Bahraich (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 283 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Madhuri Verma who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Indian National Congress candidate Waris Ali by a margin of 18,669 votes.

Payagpur (Assembly constituency)

Payagpur is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Payagpur in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Payagpur is one of five assembly constituencies in the Kaiserganj (Lok Sabha constituency) Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 287 amongst 403 constituencies.

Currently this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Subhash Tripathi who won in last Assembly election of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Lagislative Elections defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Mukesh Srivastava by a margin of 41,541 votes.

Savitri Bai Phule

Savitri Bai Phule (born 1 January 1981) is a politician, from the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. She was elected to the state assembly in 2012 from Balha in Bahraich district as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. She contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Bahraich and became member of 16th Lok Sabha.On 7 September, Phule filed a complaint against an official from the Dilip Buildcon company over casteist remarks and threatening her with dire consequences.

Suhaldev

Suhaldev is a semi-legendary Indian king from Shravasti, who is said to have defeated and killed the Ghaznavid general Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud at Bahraich, in the early 11th century. He is mentioned in Mirat-i-Masudi, a 17th-century Persian-language historical romance. Since the 20th century, various Hindu nationalist groups have characterized him as a Hindu king who defeated a Muslim invader.

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