Location in Maharashtra, India
|Elevation||308 m (1,010 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Murtizapur is located at an average elevation of 308 metres (1210 feet). It is an important railway junction station in Akola district and is under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway.
As of 2001 India census, 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. 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.
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.
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.
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