Bhusawal

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Bhusawal
Rail city
Bhusawal is located in Maharashtra
Bhusawal
Bhusawal
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°03′N 75°46′E / 21.05°N 75.77°E / 21.05; 75.77Coordinates: 21°03′N 75°46′E / 21.05°N 75.77°E / 21.05; 75.77
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 204,016
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN code 425201
Website www.bhusawal.info

Bhusawal or Bhusaval (Marathi: भुसावळ) is a city and a municipal council (established in 1882) in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Bhusawal is located at 21°02′50.56″N 75°47′15.99″E / 21.0473778°N 75.7877750°E / 21.0473778; 75.7877750.[1] It has an average elevation of 209 metres (685 feet).

It is the biggest taluka of Jalgaon district, and situated on National Highway No. 6 (NH6). Bhusawal railway junction is one of the largest railway yards of the Indian subcontinent. Bhusawal is 181 km from historic city and tourism capital Aurangabad. World Heritage famous Ajanta is about 60 km (via Jamner) from Bhusawal.

Demographics[edit]

The total population of Bhusawal is 204,016. The male population of which is 105,164 while female population is 98,852. The literacy rate of Bhusawal is 90.53%. Literacy rate for male and female for Bhusawal stood at 94.94% and 85.89% respectively. Total literates in Bhusawal UA were 165,435 of which males were 88,928 and remaining 76,507 were females.

Religions in Bhusawal
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
66%
Muslims
  
20%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
3.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

River[edit]

Bhusawal is located on the bank of Tapi river, The Tapti River (Hindi ताप्ती, Marathi तापी, Gujarati: તાપ્તી) ancient original name Tapi River (Sanskrit: तापी), is a river in central India. It is one of the major rivers (only the Tapi River along with the Narmada river, and the Mahi River run from east to west) of peninsular India with a length of around 724 kilometres (450 mi).

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Bhusawal is situated on National Highway No. 6 (NH6). Internal roads like Varangaon Road, Khadaka Road, Sakari Phata, Jamner Road, Jalgaon Road, Fekari over bridge are very congested in Bhusawal and also get connected to [NH 6], in total they have four exits from the town. Nasik (Hindu Pilgrimage place) is only 3 12 hours' journey by road and railway. Shegaon, famous place is also 125 km from Bhusawal.

Railway[edit]

Bhusawal Railway Station
  • Bhusawal railway station has very good railway connectivity, and is an important divisional headquarters of Central Railway of the Indian Railways. It is on both the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line and the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.
  • The famous American 1956 movie, Bhowani Junction features a railway station that was modelled on the Bhusawal railway station.
  • Bhusawal is a very big junction on Central Railway (The biggest railway station in Maharashtra).Mumbai – Delhi(North/West) & Mumbai-Kolkata (East/West) connections splits at this Junction.
  • There is a Zonal Training Center for Railway Staff in Bhusawal. ZTC is the area known popularly.
  • P.O.H. & M.O.H. are the two overhauling units work 24 hrs for maintenance of locomotive engines.
  • When steam locomotives were used in India, this was a big Steam loco shed for the same and due to river Tapi, the train usually used to stop here to get water and stock for loco engines as well as passenger utility.
  • A unique '#' crossing (known as diamond crossing) of railway line - which is in 90 degree to each other is seen here first.
  • Bhusawal is the nearest such a railway junction to Ajanta (60 km away), where every train has a stop.
  • Bhusawal railway yard is one of the biggest yard in Asia. It is second largest yard in Asia.
  • Bhuswal railway division serves the following districts of Maharashtra viz Nasik, Malegaon, Dhule, Jalgaon, Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal of Maharashtra and Burhanpur, Khandwa districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Bhusawal railway division is divided into three main sections viz. Bhusawal - Igatpuri on Mumbai route, Bhusawal - Khandwa on Itarsi route, and Bhusawal - Badnera section on Nagpur route.
  • Bhusawal division with a route length of 727 km on broad gauge and 244 km on narrow gauge.

Air[edit]

Aurangabad is the ideal base since it has direct link to Delhi, Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai.

Excursions[edit]

Education[edit]

Bhusawal has many educational schools in Marathi, English, Hindi and Urdu, Colleges, Technical Colleges, Computer Institutes and Management institutions within its city limits.[2]

Schools[edit]

Marathi schools[edit]

  1. Maharana Pratap Vidhyalaya
  2. T. S. Zope Prarthmic Vidyamandir
  3. D. S. High School
  4. Municipal High School
  5. K. Narkhede Vidyalaya Shree Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal
  6. Ahilyadevi kanya Vidyalaya
  7. Bhusaval High School
  8. P. K. Kotecha High School
  9. D. L. Hindi High School
  10. Dyanjyoti Vidyalaya
  11. Technical High School
  12. Shri Gadgebaba High school
  13. St. Aloysius High School
  14. Narmadabai Zope High School
  15. Bhagirathi prathamik Vidyalaya, Sonichha wadi
  16. Jijamata prathamik vidya mandir

English schools[edit]

  1. Central Railway Senior Secondary (E.M.) School
  2. St. Aloysius High School
  3. Kendriya Vidyalaya Ordnance Factory Estate
  4. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sakegaon
  5. Dr. Ulhas Patil English Medium School
  6. Tapti Public School
  7. Biyani Military School Bhusaval

Hindi schools[edit]

  1. D. L. Hindi High School
  2. Shri Sant Gadge Maharaj Hindi School
  3. Shri S. G. Temani Hindi Girls High School

Urdu schools[edit]

  1. Nagar Palika Urdu School No.3 Near Azaad Market
  2. B. Z. Urdu High School
  3. National Urdu Primary High School

Colleges[edit]

  1. Bhusawal Arts,Science and P.O.Nahata Commerce College [3]
  2. D. L. Hindi Junior College
  3. Shri S. G. Temani Hindi Jr. College
  4. K. Narkhede Vidyalaya and Jr. College [4]
  5. P. K. Kotecha Mahila Mahavidyalaya [5]
  6. People's College (Dadasaheb Devidas Namdeo Bhole College)
  7. Shri Sant Gadge Baba College of Engineering and Technology [6]
  8. Chaitanya Ayurved Mahavidyalaya
  9. Biyani B.Ed. (English Medium) and D.Ed. College [7]

Computer Institutes[edit]

  1. Yashata Computers,Near Maharana Pratap Vidyalaya Jamner Road Bhusawal.224715
  2. CST Institute
  3. Institute of Computer Technology (ICT)
  4. Suncity Computer Technology, Deepnagar
  5. Byte Computer Education
  6. Deshmukh Computer
  7. High Tech Computer
  8. Wild Fire Computers
  9. Savika institute
  10. Omkar institute
  11. Sidhaved computer institute
  12. Suswar eSolution Institute

Management Institutes[edit]

  1. The Institute of Management and Career Development [8]
  2. Wellness Foundation's Success and Wellness for Training and development
  3. Institute Of Management & science, Sakegaon

Villages[edit]

  • Achegaon
  • Anjansonde
  • Belkhede Digar
  • Belvhal
  • Bhankhede Pr. Edlabad
  • Bhilmali
  • Bhusawal (M Cl)
  • Bhusawal (Rural)
  • Bohardi Bk
  • Bohardi Kh
  • Chorwad
  • Daryapur
  • Deepnagar
  • Fekari
  • Fulgaon
  • Gojore
  • Gombhi
  • Hatnur
  • Jadgaon
  • Jogalkhede
  • Jogalkhori
  • Kahurkhede
  • Kandari (CT)
  • Kanhale Bk.
  • Kanhale Kh.
  • Kathore Bk.
  • Kathore Kh.
  • Khadake
  • Khandale
  • Khedi Bk.
  • Kinhi
  • Kurhe Pr. Nashirabad
  • Mandavedigar
  • Manpur
  • Manyarkhede
  • Mirgavhan
  • Mondhale
  • Nimbhore Budruk (CT)
  • Nimbhore Kh.
  • Pimpalgaon Bk.
  • Pimpalgaon Kh.
  • Pimprisekam.
  • Sakari
  • Sakegaon
  • Savtar
  • Shindi
  • Sunasgaon
  • Susari
  • Tahakali
  • Talwel
  • Vanjole
  • Varad Seem
  • Varangaon
  • Vazarkhede
  • Vilhale

Delicacies of Bhusawal[edit]

Bhusawal is also famous for its banana cultivation. Traders from various parts of the country come to Bhusawal to buy raw bananas. Bananas are exported to different countries across the world. Lt Col Sanjoy Banerji, the famous photographer and adventurer hails from Bhusawal. Bhusawal is also known for its special white brinjals that are grown locally in the nearby areas. They often constitute the delicacies in local marriages, along with daal baati toop (a lentil dish served with ghee) served with peanut garlic chutney or famous eggplant sabji called vangyachi bhaji.

In fiction[edit]

The fictional Indian town of Bhowani, the setting of the historical novels Nightrunners of Bengal and Bhowani Junction by John Masters, is thought to be modeled on Bhusawal.

'27 Down', a 1974 Bollywood drama film directed by Awtar Krishna Kaul, features Bhusawal Railway Station, Railway Colony. Its storyline revolves around people working with Railways at Bhusawal and their families.

Director Vijaya Mehta's fil 'Pestonjee' (1988) also features Bhusawal.

Lt Col Sanjoy Banerji, the famous adventurer and photographer had published a photo feature on Bhusawal's Railways in National Geographic magazine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]