Murtajapur is a municipal council and one of the taluka of district of Akola of Amravati division of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.


Murtajapur is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°44′N 77°31′E / 20.73°N 77.51°ECoordinates: 20°44′N 77°31′E / 20.73°N 77.51°E
Country India
308 m (1,010 ft)
 • Total38,551
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
444 107
Telephone code07256
Vehicle registrationMH-30


Murtizapur is located at an average elevation of 308 metres (1210 feet).[1] It is an important railway junction station in Akola district and is under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway.

Two out of three narrow gauge branch lines in Bhusawal railway division of central railway viz Murtizapur - Achalpur and Murtizapur - Yavatmal operate here.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Murtijapur had a population of 38,551. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Murtijapur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 72%. In Murtijapur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Murtajapur railway station is the junction station of the 762mm narrow gauge railway known locally as the Shakuntala Express. This line is composed of two legs intersecting with the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line at Murtajapur — the 76 km northern leg to Achalpur railway station and the 113 km southeastern leg to Yavatmal railway station.[3] As of 2004 this line was still owned by a London-based company which had leased the line to India's Central Railway since 1903.[4]


Murtajapur has a post office with PIN code as 444107. The PIN code is shared with other post offices in the tehsil viz Murtizapur City, Ambhora, Bhatori, Ghota, Ghunshi, Hirpur, Kherda Vilegaon, Kinkhed, Kajaleshwar, Kanadi, Kanzara, Lakhpuri, Mangrul Kambe, Nimbha, Sirso, Wai Pargane Mana, Sonori.[5]

School education

Murtizapur has schools from pre-primary to graduation in arts, science and commerce. Still there is a scope for colleges to provide education in engineering and medicine. There is clearly a lack of public interest for developing Murtizapur with respect to education. Local leaders need to put more efforts and focus in this area.

There are lot of young citizens of Murtizapur who have left the town for education and employment and have settled in the metro areas of Maharashtra like Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur. Several highly educated youths are even working abroad in the Multinational companies.

New government ITI has now started its building is hightech with its turbo ventilation system. Now just before two years there is establishment of polytechnic colleges in this town but still there is no medical or Engineering college.


The town has primary healthcare centres run by the State Government and a few privately run clinics. The town still lacks good healthcare services.


Mostly dependent on agriculture. Few small industries like oil mills and cotton pressing factories can be seen in MIDC. Town also has small traders in the market. Despite of having a good connectivity to the major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad and Nagpur, one can see the lack of growth in this old town. Usually people go to nearby cities like Akola, Paratwada and Amravati for shopping, medical facilities and purchase of automobiles.

Places of interest

  • Shri. Dr. R. G. Rathod Arts and Science College is one of the premium institute providing the higher education to the students of area.
  • Muramba - Dr. Vijay Bhatkar's birthplace (India's Super computer Scientist and Padma Bhushan)
  • Gadage Baba Mahavidyalay - Famous for coaching The national Game coaching Kho-Kho & Kabaddi winner team in state every year
  • Gorakshan - Famous for distributing food to beggars and poor's in morning and evening
  • Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar Statue- Tallest statue in Maharashtra State founder of Indian Constitution
  • Lunmbini Buddha Vihar Mhaisang road
  • Nagsen Buddha Vihar Nagsen Nagar
  • Muslim Residential School Sonari - on National Highway
  • Katepurna- Famous for temple of Goddess Durga
  • Pundalik Nagar - Famous for temple of Sant Pundalik Maharaj
  • Shree Tuljabhavani Mandir Virahit
  • Kanzara Famous temple of lord shiva and punjaji maharaj.
  • lord Shiva marriage event will celebrate the village people every year in Kanzara.
  • Lakhpuri Famous temple of lord shiva
  • Shree Akkalkot Swami Samatha Santhan - The oldest math of Swami samarth build by shri Naranrao Jamadar by order and blessings of Shri Ballapa Maharaj ( S.S 1845 )
  • Shree Maruti Devasthan Devarn
  • Shree Ramkrushna Mandir Mana
  • Shri Badri Baba samadhi Mandir
  • Shree Kartik swami Mandir
  • Shree Markandeshwar Mandir Murtizapur
  • Shree Vittalrao Jamadar Samadhi
  • Shri Mahadev mandir Rajanapur Khinkhini
  • Salasar Resort, Kanzara road -midc murtizapur

Shri Jayaji Maharaj Mandir, Hirpur


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Murtajapur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. ^ "Satellite Map of Murtajapur Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Indian Narrow-Gauge Lines 2002-2003". Simon Mortimer. Indian Railways Fan Club. 13 February 2004.
  5. ^ Pin codes of Akola district, Akola pincodes, Maharashtra zip code

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