Bairagarh railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bhopal Bairagarh)
Jump to: navigation, search

Bhopal Bairagarh ( Station Code : BIH) is one of the important railway station of Bhopal City, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is operated by West Central Railway.

Important trains passing through[edit]

The Bairagarh station of Bhopal City is one of the primary stops for many express as well as local and passenger trains. Important trains which stop at Bhopal Bairagarh are :

History[edit]

Bairagarh was a locality near Bhopal, which is now part of Bhopal thanks to the ever expanding boundaries of the city. The locality is mostly dominated by the Sindhi community, who were settled there after they migrated to India from Sindh in Pakistan during the India Pakistan partition. The Sindhi community is known for their business acumen and over time, Bairagarh has developed as the wholesale market for Bhopal providing the supplies of cloth, electronics and consumables to the Bhopal market.[citation needed] Some people[who?] even claim that after the partition, Bairagarh has become the world capital of Sindh.

Some of the notable landmarks in Bairagarh include Mini market, Chanchal Cowhraha, Sehore Naka and bus stand. The suburb has been witnessing a property boom especially in the Main market. The 3rd Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) Centre of Indian Army was set up in Bairagarh in 1962. The Corps is responsible for providing engineering support to the army equipment ranging from light vehicles to tanks, guns, missiles, radars, computers, helicopters, communication equipment, night vision devices, simulators and so on during war and peace. Recently the suburb was renamed Sant Hirdaram Nagar, after a Saint by the same name who spent part of his life at the place and expired recently. The organization titled Jeev Sewa Sansthan established by Saint Hirdaram is involved in many philanthropic activities

A little known fact about Bairagarh is that a very big prisoner of war camp was established at Bairagarh by the British during the Second World War.[citation needed]

References[edit]