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Coordinates: 21°03′N 75°46′E / 21.05°N 75.77°E / 21.05; 75.77
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Clockwise - Banana plantation, Tapi river and bridge
Bhusawal is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Bhusawal is located in India
Bhusawal (India)
Coordinates: 21°03′N 75°46′E / 21.05°N 75.77°E / 21.05; 75.77
Country India
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyBhusawal Municipal Council
 • MayorRaman Bhole[1]
 • Total13.38 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
209 m (686 ft)
 • Total187,421[citation needed]
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal Index Number
Area code00-91-02582
Vehicle registrationMH-19

Bhusawal [a]is a city in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra in India. It is the seat of its eponymous, Bhusawal taluka.[2]

Its Bhusaval Junction railway station is one of the busiest railway station in the nation and is the headquarter of Bhusawal railway division. The railway line and the railway station was constructed in the second half of 19th century by then British government.[3]

The city is situated near the banks of Tapi river and near national highway 53. It is located in the North Maharashtra and historical Khandesh region. Government of India's one of the largest Thermal power plant present near the city at Deepnagar town. It also has an important Indian Army Cantonment. Jalgaon is its nearest city.[2]


Chordiya parivaar arrived on a sunny day from Rajasthan. The stayed at the V house. And then after many disputes they separated and everyone went their way. Funnily now 90% of them are concentrated at professor colony and they live happily ever after. But surprisingly they have no problem living next to a cemetery.

On 19–23 February 1993, the city hosted its only first class cricket match to date during 1992-93 Ranji trophy season at 'Central railway ground'. Maharashtra's SV Jedhe scored century (168) in 1st inning and 64 in 2nd inning.  The home team Maharashtra defeated Tamil Nadu cricket team by 10 wickets. In the game, 1983 World Cup winning team's member Krishnamachari Srikkanth played for Tamilnadu.[4]


Bhusawal is situated on the banks of the Tapi river, also known as the Tapti river. Tapi flows through Central India, between the Satpura Range and the Ajanta Hills of the Deccan Plateau. It a major river in the Indian peninsula, with a length of around 724 kilometres (450 miles), originating at the Betul district in Madhya Pradesh. Tapi, along with Narmada and Mahi, flows from the East to the West. Bhusawal, being located on the North-Western region of the state of Maharashtra, and being bounded by mountain ranges, has a diverse climate, though the city has dry and hot weather for most of the year.[citation needed]


Bhusawal is located at 21°02'50.56"N 75°47'15.99"E. It has an average elevation of 209 metres. The city lies on the banks of the Tapi River, falling in the valley between the Satpura ranges and the Ajanta hills of the Deccan Plateau. The total land area of the municipal council is 228.57 sq.km.


The population is 187,421 (2011 census), with 96,147 males and 91,274 females. The literacy rate is 88.38%, 91.74% for the males, and 84.87% for the females.[5] Hinduism is the main religion followed by 64.06% of its population, followed by Muslims (24.40%) and Buddhists (8.79%).[citation needed]

Year Male Female Total Population Change Religion (%)
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikhs Buddhist Jain Other religions and persuasions Religion not stated
2001[6] 89208 83164 172372 - 66.360 21.832 1.328 0.450 8.612 1.162 0.249 0.008
2011[5] 96147 91274 187421 0.087 64.056 24.405 1.079 0.411 8.786 0.951 0.097 0.215


The city has very dry and hot weather. In summers, the temperature reaches around 46 °C to 49 °C, which is amongst the highest in India. In 2010, the temperature crossed the 49 °C mark, touching 49.8 °C. In winters, the temperature falls down to 15 °C to 16 °C, and receives moderate rainfall during the monsoon.


The Ajanta Caves are about 63 km (via Jamner) from Bhusawal.


Bhusawal is situated near the NH 53 highway. The city is very old and has narrow roads, due to which there is slow movement of traffic.[7]


Bhusawal Railway Station

Bhusawal Junction Railway Station is a divisional headquarters of the Central Railways. It is on both the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line and the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. The Bhusawal Railway Yard is the second largest railway yard in Asia, after the Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay Junction Railway Yard, Mughalsarai.[citation needed] Bhusawal is the closest junction to Ajanta (83 km away).


Jalgaon Airport is the closest airport to Bhusawal.


The Railway Coach Factory has been planned to be built here. The city has 2 ordinance factories, out of the 41 factories in India. Bhusawal has a major military base as well. The city has 5 thermal power station units, out of which 4 are operational together with a capacity of over 1420 MW, thus, making it a major contributor to the state's overall electricity generation, providing over 12% of Maharashtra's total power output. A 6th new 660 MW unit is proposed to be developed, which would then take the city's power output to over 2000 MW.

Major industrial facilities include:

  • Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (7 km)
  • Ordnance Factory Bhusawal (8.3 km)
  • Ordnance Factory Varangaon
  • Orient Cement Grinding Unit (12 km)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Depot (15 km)
  • Railway's Zonal Training School
  • Electric Locomotive Workshop Bhusawal

Bhusawal is known for its banana cultivation.[8] The city is a major exporter of banana, with more than 40% of the state's banana cultivation in the Jalgaon district. Traders visit Bhusawal to buy raw bananas. Bhusawal is also known for its special white brinjals (eggplant).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ It also written as 'Bhusaval'.


  1. ^ Kale, Uttam (17 December 2018). "भुसावळचे नगराध्यक्ष रमण भोळे यांनी घेतला पित्याकडून वसा". Lokmat (in Marathi). Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b District census handbook Jalgaon (PDF). Mumbai: Directorate of census operations Maharashtra. 2014.
  3. ^ Bombay presidency Gazette. Bombay.
  4. ^ "QF2:Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra at Bhusawal, 19-23 Feb 1993". i.imgci.com. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  5. ^ a b Census India 2011.
  6. ^ Census India 2001.
  7. ^ ""भुसावळ शहरात वाढती वर्दळ, उपाय योजनां अभाव वाहतुकीच्या कोंडीचा ताप "" [Rise in traffic in the city, lack of service headache of vehicular traffic.]. Lokmat (in Marathi) (Hello Bhusawal ed.). Jalgaon, Maharashtra. 7 May 2022. p. 4. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  8. ^ Harish Damodaran (16 July 2005). "The story of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra as the 'new' banana republic". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 October 2017.