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|• Body||Barpeta Road Municipality Board|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AS|
Mr Ranjit Kumar Das of Bharatiya Janata Party from Barpeta road, Speakers of the Legislative Assembly Took office on 01 June 2016.He became a member of the BJP in 1992 and was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly from Sorbhog in Barpeta district in 2011. From 2011 to 2016, he was the deputy leader of the BJP in the Assam Legislative Assembly.
A lot of Expectations of the Citizens of Barpeta Road from Mr.Ranjit Kumar Das.
1.Construction of Two Lane Railway over Bridge ,Which have already sanctioned by Doner Ministry(NLCPR)in 2014-15 Financial Year,All the survey and technical aspects have been done and all now the project requires is funds to start work,DoNER had also approved Rs 3,540.46 crore for the project.But Till Now Oct,2016 fund has not been released by NLCPR.
2.Medical Facility by Government/Private of Barpeta Road is very shocking,Horrible.The growing Town is good for Business,but Citizens afraid about its Medical Service either by Govt or Private Institution.Only a 30Bedded Rural Hospital Run by state Government for last 50 years,Citizens of Barpeta Road wants a 100 Bedded Super speciality Hospital in Barpeta Road Town. These Expectations,which can't be fulfilled without Mr.Ranjit Das's active dedication for Barpeta Road.
Barpeta Road, a business town, is situated in the western part of Assam with a geographical coordinates of 26°30′N latitude and 90°58′E longitude. The town is 165 feet (50 meters) above the sea level and lies beside National Highway 31. The town is at a distance of 135 kilometers by road from Guwahati, the main city of the northeast India. By railway, the distance is 113 kilometers. The distance can be covered in two to three hours depending on the service availed. The nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, which is also at a distance of 135 kilometers. The town is well connected through regular buses and trains to all the part of the country. Direct train service connects the town to Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Bangalore, Chennai (In the South India) Mumbai, Barmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner (In the West India), New Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow (In the Central India) and Kolkata, Puri, Dibrugarh (In the East India). The town is at a distance of 21 kilometers from the district headquarter of Barpeta district. The town is also the gateway to Manas National Park. The town is one of the most important place of Western Assam and is an ideal place for trade and commerce. The town is also referred to be the commercial capital of Western Assam.
As of 2011[update] India census, Barpeta Road has a population of 60000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Barpeta Road has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Barpeta Road is a very active town when it comes to sports. It has given birth to several sports persons representing the state. The natives are very good with football and cricket. The youths are more drawn towards cricket and taekwondo (a Korean martial art). There is a stadium named Barpeta Road Mini Stadium for playing. Moreover various intercity events are held by St Joseph's High School and Bordoloi School encouraging sports among the masses.
Gateway to Manas National Park
Declared as a national park in 1990, Manas National Park is located at Himalayan foothills where its having a unique biodiversity and scenic landscapes. It is one of the first reserves included in the tiger reserve network under project tiger in 1973. Covering an area of 2837 km2. Manas river flows through the park with unique blending of dense jungles and grass-land, harbours the largest number of protected species of India including tiger, leopard, civet, elephants, buffalo, pygmy hog, golden langoor, Assam roof turtle, and the Bengal florican. This park is included as a site of international importance under UNESCO's world heritage convention in 1988 as well as Biosphere Reserve in 1989. There are as many as 60 species of mammals, 312 birds, 42 reptiles, 7 amphibians, 54 fishes and more than 100 species of insects. The park has the unique feature of having most number of endangered species found in India. The place can be reached by road from Barpeta Road (20 km) connecting National highway No-31 that connects rest of India. The forest lodges are situated inside the park at Mathanguri which lies at a distance of 40 km from Barpeta Road. Visitors are to obtain necessary permission for entry into park at the office of Field Director Manas Tiger Reserve, Barpeta Road. The best time to visit the park is from November to April.
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