Manmad

Manmad pronunciation  is one of the towns in Nasik district in the state of Maharashtra in India. It is the third largest city in Nasik district, with a population of approximately 80,000. Geographically it lies within Nandgaon Tehsil in Nashik District. Though it is bigger in area as well as in population compared to most of the Tehsils in the district, it does not have a Tehsil office.

Manmad houses the largest grain storage warehouses of Asia which are administered by Food Corporation of India, and also the offices of petroleum companies like Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil. This is predominantly Railway town. All development in the city took place around railway activity. The city also has a popular Sikh Gurudwara.[1] Manmad is one of the largest markets for onion producing farmers after Lasalgaon; many farmers from nearby villages sell their farm produce in Manmad to wholesale traders, who in turn sell it in Mumbai. The Central Railway Engineering workshop at Manmad,[2] which constructs and maintains railway bridges for central railways, marked 100 years of operation in December 2005. The Centralized Engineering Workshop is under the direct control of Chief Engineer, Central Railway, Mumbai. This workshop undertakes fabrication of steel structural items, including bridge girders (the longest span built so far is 400 ft or 122m – KRCL); approximately 1160 employees work in the Engineering Workshop.[3]

Bharat Petroleum has installed a station near Manmad which collects the petroleum products from BPCL & HPCL refineries and carries to interior part of Maharashtra. The petroleum products are loaded in rail wagons and transported to other places.

Manmad
Town
Manmad is located in Maharashtra
Manmad
Manmad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°15′04″N 74°26′20″E / 20.251°N 74.439°ECoordinates: 20°15′04″N 74°26′20″E / 20.251°N 74.439°E
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictNashik
Elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total80,058 (Census 2,011)
Languages Marathi Hindi English Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
423104
Telephone code02591
Vehicle registrationMH 15, MH 41

Manmad railway station

Manmad railway station is a major railway junction on the Central Railway line. There are four railway lines converging at Manmad, one each from Bhusawal, Daund-Pune, Secunderabad-Manmad and the most important one from Mumbai. Manmad is a very crucial junction for all those who want to travel to Shirdi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Konkan, Marathwada and Bangalore. It is a city with a majority of its population employed by Central Railway and Food Corporation of India. This station served as important inter-connection between Nizam State Railway (then Metre Gauge railway) and GIP Railway till 1948.

Tourism

Gurudwara is the major attraction of the place that catches the attention of travellers and makes people spellbound. The beauty of the Gurudwara is so amazing that people love to spend hours and hours in peace and calmness.

One more place you must visit is Nageshwar Temple, Nagpur (4km from Manmad), the place as the image of the deity is quite beautiful.[4]

The Ankai Fort and Tankai Fort (900 ft tall and situated at a height of 961 m - 3125 ft above sea level) of Satpuda/Chandwad range are situated about 8 km south of Manmad, perfect example of mesas and buttes form of dissected plateau. There is Agastya Rishi temple located nearby. There is Waghdardi Dam near City to address water demand of the city.

"Hadbi chi Shendi" the place that holds the attention of travellers. This peak looks like a thumbs up sign and is 150 ft tall. The beauty of this peak catches the attention of travellers.

Near by manmad shingave is a small town in December on God Datta's birth anniversary there is big Jatra.

Transport

Originally the Manmad town lies on Malegaon - Manmad - Ahmadnagar - Pune Road. It was important link for Holkars to deal with Peshwas at Pune. It was important link for Peshwas for entering Northern India and especially Delhi. Other roads link with [[Chandwad]] and Nandgaon. The city has huge traffic of agricultural produce, transport of petroleum, food grain & cement from Manmad Station. Traditionally (before the 1960s), Nashik district faced acute shortage of food grains. Food grains from Marathwada region were transported through this town, destined to Nashik district.

Geography

Manmad is located at 20°15′N 74°27′E / 20.25°N 74.45°E.[5] It has an average elevation of 580 metres (1902 feet).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[6] Manmad has a population of 80,058. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Manmad has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Manmad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ Manmad Gurudwara on langarsahib.org
  2. ^ Inside the machine shop at Manmad Works, India, 1927 Archived 2013-02-03 at Archive.today
  3. ^ Central Railway Bhusawal Administration
  4. ^ http://www.goibibo.com/travel-guide/india/destination-manmad/places-to-visit/nageshwar-temple/
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Manmad
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
Ahmednagar railway station

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Ajanta Express

Ajanta Express is an Express train belonging to South Central Railway Zone that runs between Secunderabad and Manmad in India.It is currently being operated with 17063/17064 train numbers on Daily basis.s

Ankai Fort

Ankai Fort अंकाई / अणकाई is a historic site found in the Satmala Range hills in western India. It is located in Yeola Taluka of Nashik district in the state of Maharashtra. Geographically, it is near Manmad. The Ankai fort and Tankai fort are two different forts on adjacent hills. A common fortification is constructed to secure both. The Ankai fort is located on a hill with perpendicular scarps on all the sides, except for a narrow nose on the eastern side.

Aurangabad railway station

Aurangabad railway station is a railway station located on the Secunderabad-Manmad section which mainly services Aurangabad City. This railway station comes under the Nanded division of the South Central Railway zone and has rail connectivity with major cities such as Hyderabad, Delhi, Nizamabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Nanded and Latur Road.

Bhusawal railway division

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Bhusawal–Kalyan section

The Bhusawal–Kalyan section is part of the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line and Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. It connects Bhusawal and Kalyan both in the Indian state of Maharashtra. One of the branch lines, Jalgaon-Surat line, runs partly in Gujarat.

Central Railway zone

Central Railway (abbreviated CR and मध्य) is one of the 18 zones of Indian Railways. Its headquarters is in Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. It has the distinction of operating first passenger railway line in India, which opened from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853.

Daund Junction railway station

Daund Junction railway station is a major railway station on the Mumbai-Pune-Wadi route of Indian Railways located in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Northbound trains from Pune towards Ahmednagar and Manmad pass through this station. Daund is a major stop for passenger trains and is a major freight redistribution hub. The short-distance railway track to Baramati starts from Daund junction.

Dhule

Dhule is a major city located in the Dhule District in northwestern part of Maharashtra state, India known as West Khandesh. Situated on the banks of Panzara River, Dhule is the regional headquarters of MIDC, RTO, and MTDC.

The city, with industrial areas, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and residential areas, has communications and transport infrastructures. Dhule is largely emerging as one of the upcoming hubs of textile, edible oil, and power-loom across the state and has gained a strategic advantage for being on the junction of three National Highways viz. NH-3, NH-6, and NH-211 and on most anticipated Manmad - Indore Rail Project. Recently Ministry of Surface Transport has granted conversion of surrounding 4 state highways to National Highway, after which Dhule would be the one amongst very few cities in India being located on convergence of 7 National Highways. Conversion of NH-3 from four lanes to six lanes between Dhule and Nashik with modern facilities is under process.Dhule city is also a part of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project, as Node - 17, India's most ambitious infrastructure program, aiming to develop new industrial cities and converging next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors.As a part of creating employment across smaller cities, Ministry of Electronics and IT has also given in-principal approval for setting BPO at Dhule.

Hazur Sahib Nanded railway station

Hazur Sahib Nanded is an A-Category railway station serving the city of Nanded in the state of Maharashtra, India. The station falls under Nanded Railway Division which was formed in 2003, until then the station used to be a part of Hyderabad Division. It is one of the major railway stations of South Central Railway (SCR), It has many facilities such as lifts and escalators and specially cleanliness is very good. The station lies on Secunderabad-Manmad line and has high traffic because of Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, which is the resting place of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Sikh Guru.

Kacheguda–Manmad section

Kacheguda–Manmad section is an important railway section connecting the states of Telangana and Maharashtra. It is administered under Central Railway and was formerly known as Hyderabad-Manmad railway line and also Godavari Valley railway for some period. as of 2016, this line is single broad gauged, and under construction of getting electrification.The line starts at Secunderabad Junction and ends at Manmad Junction and has around 85 railway stations between them. The major stations on the route are Secunderabad, Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Basar, Mudkhed, Nanded, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol and Manmad.

Manmad Junction railway station

Manmad Junction Railway Station is a railway station with the station code MMR currently serving Manmad, a town in the Dashiki district (old name) of Maharashtra state, India.

Marathwada Express

The Marathwada Express is a train that connects Manmad and Dharmabad. It is also known as the High Court Express. During its journey, it connects many important places in Marathwada such as Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani and , Nanded.

Nashik district

Nashik district, also known as Nasik district, is a district in Maharashtra, India. The city of Nashik is the administrative headquarters of the district. Nashik is well known for the production of wine. Nashik is also known as Mini Maharashtra, because the climate and soil conditions of Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri resembles with Konkan. Niphad, Sinnar, Dindori, Baglan blocks are like Western Maharashtra and Yeola, Nandgaon, Chandwad blocks are like Vidarbha Region. Nashik, Malegaon, Manmad, Igatpuri are some of the big cities situated in the Nashik District.

Nashik district is the third largest district in Maharashtra in terms of Population of 6,109,052 and area occupying an area of 15,582 square kilometres in the north Maharashrta region. It is bounded by Dhule district to the north, Jalgaon district to the east, Aurangabad district to the southeast, Ahmadnagar district to the south, Thane district to the southwest, Valsad and Navsari districts of Gujarat to the west, and The Dangs district to the northwest.

The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range stretches from north to south across the western portion of the district. With the exception of the westernmost few villages, the western portion is hilly, and intersected by ravines, and only the simplest kind of cultivation is possible. The western slope of the Ghats is drained by several rivers, including the Daman Ganga River, which drains westwards to the Arabian Sea.

The larger eastern portion of the district, which lies on the Deccan Plateau, is open, fertile, and well cultivated. The Satmala-Chandwad Range, which runs east and west, forms the chief divide of the plateau region. Peninsular India's largest river Godavari originates in the district in the Trimbakeshwar Range and continues eastwards through the district. The Satmala-Chandwad Range forms a watershed, such that, the rivers emerging to its south drain into the Godavari. These include the Kadva and Darna both of which are tributaries of the Godavari. To the north of the Satmala-Chandwad Range, the Girna River and its tributary, the Mosam, flow eastward through fertile valleys into the Tapti River.

The Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is located in Trimbak, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, where the Hindu genealogy registers at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra are kept. The origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak.

Nizamabad Junction railway station

Nizamabad Junction Railway Station is an A-Category railway station which serves the city of Nizamabad, Telangana, India. It is a major station on Secunderabad-Manmad railway line, also serving as the junction point for Secunderabad, Peddapalli, Jankampet/Mudkhed Junctions. The station falls under Hyderabad railway division of South Central Railway which is one of the zones of Indian Railways.

Jankampet Junction railway station is another station located in the city from where the Secunderabad-Manmad railway line branch towards Bodhan.

Panchvati Express

Panchavati Express (Marathi: पंचवटी एक्सप्रेस) is a superfast intercity express train that connects Mumbai with Manmad . It is a daily means of transport for passengers traveling between Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra and Nashik. The train is recorded in the Limca book of records as an ideal train since the train preserves some of its features. It is one of the prestigious trains of Central Railways. It was introduced on 1 November 1973.

Purna Junction railway station

Purna railway station is a main railway station in Parbhani district, Maharashtra. Its code is PAU. It serves Purna city. The station consists of four platforms. Purna has rail connectivity with Manmad, Aurangabad, Nanded, Parbhani, Parli Vaijnath, Latur, Osmanabad, Gangakhed, Mudkhed, Adilabad, Nagpur, Basar, Nizamabad, Nasik, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Daund, Mahbubnagar, Kurnool, Kadapa, Renigunta, Tirupati, Katpadi, Erode, Madurai and Kachiguda.,

Sainagar Shirdi railway station

Sainagar Shirdi railway station is a railway station in the city of Shirdi, Maharashtra state, India. Sainagar Shirdi is a railway terminus and belongs to Central Railways of Indian Railways.It is located from about 3 km from the Holy Temple of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi. Temple authority I.e Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust runs free buses from station to Temple free of cost.

Shirdi

Not to be confused with ShiradiShirdi pronunciation is a City in the jurisdiction of the municipal council popularly known as Shirdi Nagar Panchayat, located in Rahata Taluka in Ahmednagar District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is accessible via the Ahmednagar – Malegaon State Highway No.10, approximately 83 km from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. It is located 185 km east of the Western Seashore line (the Ahmednagar – Manmad road), a very busy route.

Shirdi is famously known as the home of the late 19th century saint Sri Sai Baba. The Sri Saibaba Sansthan Trust also located in Shirdi is one of the richest temple organisations.

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