Laksar

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Laksar
लक्सर
city
Laksar is located in Uttarakhand
Laksar
Laksar
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°46′N 78°03′E / 29.77°N 78.05°E / 29.77; 78.05Coordinates: 29°46′N 78°03′E / 29.77°N 78.05°E / 29.77; 78.05
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Haridwar
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,240
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 247663
Telephone code 1332
Vehicle registration UK 08
Website 210.212.78.56/laksar/

Laksar is a town and a panchayat in Haridwar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is an important sugar manufacturing destination in the state and also known for the Laksar Junction Railway station (LRJ), which the largest Railway Junction in the state, built in 1866.

Geography[edit]

Laksar is located at 29°46′N 78°03′E / 29.77°N 78.05°E / 29.77; 78.05.[1] It has an average elevation of 227 metres (745 feet). It is situated between the towns of Khanpur and Sultanpur,[2] and close to the towns of Pathri, Jhabrera and Roorkee in Haridwar district.[3]

Politics[edit]

The whole area around Laksar is dominated by Gurjar,community and the current MLA is Shri Prince Gupta.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Laksar had a population of 18,240. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Laksar has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. In Laksar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in laksar
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
72%
Muslims
  
25%
Christians
  
0.7%
Jains
  
1.1%
Others†
  
1.2%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (1%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Transport[edit]

Laksar is well connected by road with Haridwar, Saharanpur, and Roorkee cities, and Laksar Junction Railway Station lies within the city. It was first connected with city of Haridwar through branch line in 1886, when the Awadh and Rohilakhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1900.[5]

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, though Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is preferred.

Local administration[edit]

Today, Laksar is one of the three tehsils in the Haridwar district, and one its six development blocks.[6]

Nagar Panchayat elections were held in Laksar first time in the year 1995, and the first Chairman of Laksar was Smt Lalita Agarwal.[7] The current MLA of Laksar is Shri Sanjay Gupta,[8] in his first tenure from the Laksar region. As per 2012 vidhan sabha polling, Prince Gupta won MLA election in laksar region. He belongs to BJP and won by a margin of about 10,500 votes.

Important tourist places[edit]

  • Prachin Shiv Mandir village laksar
  • Shiv Shakti Siddh peeth village laksar
  • Ban Ganga Wetland
  • Paulada baba(bawaji maharaj) Temple in Bhowawali village
  • Panchleshwarnath Mahadev Temple
  • Prachin Bhola-Parvati Pathleshwar Temple
  • Jata Shankar Mahadev Temple Khanpur
  • Prachin shiv Temple Simli Laksar
  • Sugar mill
  • Birla tyres limited
  • Pilli Kothi Sugar Mill
  • Shri Radhe Krishna Temple(Haridwar Road) Town Laksar

Development[edit]

The declaration of new track between Muzaffarnagar and LAKSAR can decreases the distance b/w Delhi and Haridwar. The absence of a 40-km long rail-line between LAKSAR and MUZAFFARNAGAR is costing every traveller to Dehradun an extra 100 km travel from DELHI. Right now, the distance between HARDWAR and DELHI is more than 270 km, and if there a rail track between LAKSAR and MUZAFFARNAGAR, the distance can be reduced to say about 200 km, equal to DELHI-AGRA, which translates into a mere three-hour journey [1].

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