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For other uses, see Bansi (disambiguation).
City (शहर)
Nickname(s): Bansi
Bansi is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°10′30″N 82°55′45″E / 27.17500°N 82.92917°E / 27.17500; 82.92917Coordinates: 27°10′30″N 82°55′45″E / 27.17500°N 82.92917°E / 27.17500; 82.92917
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Siddharthnagar
 • Type Democracy
 • Total 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 100,000+
 • Rank 1st
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UP-55

Bansi is a city and a municipal board in Siddharthnagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India (not to be confused with Baansi).


The city Bansi is situated at a distance of 52 km from the Basti and 90 km from Gorakhpur. It was the first developed town of the Siddharthnagar district. Before Naugarh (Sidharthnagar) was declared as a new district, the proposed name of the new district of Naugarh was 'Madhavnagar'. The local municipal corporation tried to do everything possible for the development of Bansi. At that time this was an all-purpose hub for the area covered by three districts Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar and Gorakhpur.Bansi is known for its educational hub having well known schools & colleges e.g. Ratan Sen Inter & degree college, Tilak Inter College, Jnv Basantpur, and other private school e.g. Saraswati vidya mandir, SPRV, NPIV, Eton English Medium school, Little Flower, Gurukul etc. & having private polytechnic and one Government Polytechnic (under construction) and DIET. The nearest railway station is Naugarh which is 22 km from Bansi. It is on the gonda-gorakhpur loop line but due to efforts of honr. MP Jagdambika Pal, it is being converted into broad gauge line. Another railway station other than Naugarh is basti which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, etc.

Raja Jaipratap Singh is the former MLA from Bansi and belongs to BJP national party.


Bansi is located at the bank of river Rapti at 27°10′N 82°56′E / 27.17°N 82.93°E / 27.17; 82.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 370 metres (1213 feet)


As of the 2011 India census India census, Bansi had a population of 41,057. Males constituted 51% of the population(21,105) and females 49%(19,952). Bansi has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.There are total 6,152 House Holds in Bansi. Total number of workers in Bansi is 11,244 (27%). 7,395 are regular Workers and 3,849 are Irregular Workers.

The city has got a pollution-free environment. The people of Bansi are very simple. Major population is middle class. Bansi is famous for its educational hub in Siddharth Nagar district. Mangal Bazar,Rani Ganj roadways chauraha are notable markets of this town. The 3 forts spread around the town make it very special. The city is well known for its "Magh Mela". The famous local sweets are 'jalebi', 'khaja', 'barfi' etc.Presently Raja Jai Pratap Singh is the Member of legislative assembly(M.L.A.) from Bansi electorate, elected on Bhartiya Janata Party ticket.He has been elected from bansi for 6th time. He has also won as an Independent candidate in year 1989 and 1991 and after that as a BJP candidate in year 1993,1996,2002 and 2012.

Travel and Connectivity(यातायात)[edit]

Bansi is well connected to the nearby towns and cities. As it was the centre of the activities and many government offices were located at Bansi, it has been well connected to the nearby towns. Roadways bus station as well as private bus stand is there. From Bansi regular buses to Naugarh,Gorakhpur,Basti,Khalilabad and Domariyagunj are always available. Also buses to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Ayodhyay, Faizabad, Akbarpur, Tanda, Rajesultanpur, Azamgarh and Delhi run daily many times from Bansi. Private buses and jeeps are also available for many nearing towns.

The nearest railway station is Naugarh(Siddharth nagar). Basti is also one of the nearer railway stations. There is a Metro rail project planned in 2020.


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