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Bahraich Clock Tower
|• Body||Bahraich Nagar Palika Parishad|
|• Mayor||Rubeena Rehan Khan|
|• MLA||Anupama Jaiswal (BJP)|
|• MP||Savitri Bai Phule (INC) and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (BJP)|
|• Total||34 km2 (13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||126 m (413 ft)|
|• Density||5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 05252|
|Sex Ratio||892 ♂/♀|
Bahraich is a city and a municipal board in Bahraich district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Located on the Saryu River, a tributary of the Ghaghara river, Bahraich is 125 kilometres (78 miles) north-east of Lucknow, the state capital. The towns of Barabanki, Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur and Sitapur share local boundaries with Bahraich. A factor which makes this town important is the international border shared with Nepal.
Geography and climate
It has an average elevation of 126 metres (413 feet). Bahraich has a warm humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from December to February and dry, hot summers from April to June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when Bahraich gets an average rainfall from the south-west monsoon winds, and occasionally frontal rainfall will occur in January. In winter the maximum temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the minimum is in the −1 to 7 °C (30 to 45 °F) range. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures rising to the 40 to 47 °C (104 to 117 °F) range, the average highs being in the high of 30s (degree Celsius). Average annual rainfall is 1,900 centimetres (750 inches) (approx).
Bahraich is divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Bahraich and Kaiserganj. The former is held by Savitri Bai Phule of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the latter by Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, also of the BJP.
There are seven State Assembly constituencies:
- Bahraich - Anupma Jaiswal (BJP)
- Matera - Yasar Shah (Samajwadi Party)
- Mahasi - Sureshwar Singh (BJP)
- Kaiserganj - Mukut Bihari Verma (BJP)
- Balha - Akhaybar Lal Gaud (BJP)
- Payagpur - Subhash Tripathi (BJP)
- Nanpara - Madhuri Verma (BJP)
Bahraich has many educational institutions, including technical and graduate/postgraduate colleges.
The main district hospital at Bahraich includes a 100-bed unit for special care of maternity cases.
The city has its own sports stadium called Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium; it host many sports tournaments every year. The city also has many sports clubs.
Bahraich is well connected with other districts of Uttar Pradesh. UPSRTC provides road connectivity to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Haridwar, Delhi, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, Pratapgarh, Shimla, Mathura, Banda, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Shrawasti and Agra. There are buses for Lucknow in every 15 minutes. National Highway 927 (India) connects the city to Barabanki and state capital Lucknow.
Bahraich railway station is a main railway station in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh. Its code is BRK. It serves Bahraich city. The station consists of 3 platforms, two for broad gauge and one for meter gauge. Bahraich to Jarwal Road is a Broad gauge station 55 kilometers (34 miles) from district headquarters and lies on Delhi–Barauni line. Plans for converting the Bahraich - Gonda tracks to broad-gauge have been in talks since October 2018.
Bahraich has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Bahraich. It broadcasts on FM frequencies @ 100.1 .
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- Municipal Board Of Bahraich Website
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