Wadi, Karnataka

Wadi is a census town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The Wadi Junction railway station is an important railway junction on the Indian railways. Gulbarga, which is around 37 km via rail route and 40km via roadway from Wadi The railway line from Secunderabad to Wadi was started in 1874.

Wadi
town
Wadi is located in Karnataka
Wadi
Wadi
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°ECoordinates: 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°E
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictGulbarga
Elevation411 m (1,348 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total25,258
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Geography

Wadi is located at 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 411 metres (1348 feet).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[3] Wadi had a population of 120,000. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Wadi has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63% and female literacy is 45%. In Wadi, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism

Wadi is a tourist spot. Some of the attractions are the Hanuman Temple situated at Konchur, a village 10km from Wadi railway station and the Astaan E Quadri Halkatta Sharif Dargah, also 6 km from Wadi town. The ACC cement plants are worth a visit, as they use both the latest and obsolete technologies.

Transport

Wadi Junction railway station is on the Solapur-Guntakal line, which is part of Mumbai-Chennai line.Trains from the metro cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai pass through this town. It is also connected to Secunderabad by rail.

Income/Economy

Wadi is home to two cement plants of ACC, one of 2.6 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) capacity and the other 2.1 mtpa. These are some of the largest cement plants in the country. Wadi is also famous for limestone mines. Wadi is also an important railway junction.

The cement plants of ACC, the railways and the limestone have attracted people from diverse regions and cultures, in search of employment.

Educational Institutes

Wadi has a no. of educational institutions:

  • St. Ambrose Convent School
  • D.A.V Public School
  • Al Ameen Urdu School
  • Industrial Training Institute [ITI]
  • National M. A. V. Primary School
  • Mahatma Gandhi School
  • Mini Rose
  • V. P. Naik College
  • Bahamani Kingdom Women's College
  • Govt. High School
  • Shri Shail Mallikaarjun Vidyaa Vardhak Sounsthey
  • Balvikas Mandir Higher Primary School
  • Mathoshri Kusumabai Devappa Hahidhande Kannada Medium High School
  • Mathoshri Ramabai Ambedkar Kanya Proudha Shaley

Business

Wadi Market is old. Thursdays are marked as the weekly market (or weekly shandy or vaara santhe) days, where people from nearby towns and villages visit for selling and buying daily essentials like vegetables, fruits, etc.

Important landmarks are GOPALRAO INFO SOLUTIONS and KHANDELWAL RAJORE BUILDING, the oldest building in Wadi. It is close to Wadi Railway Junction.

Banks

There are many prominent banks located in Wadi to ease public in many aspects of financial banks like

SBI, HDFC Bank, KBS Bank,

ATMs like Axis Bank, TATA Indi Cash ATM, India 1 ATM

References

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=665441
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Wadi
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

*ACC Plant

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