Chhatrapur

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Chatrapur
Town
Chatrapur is located in Odisha
Chatrapur
Chatrapur
Location in Odisha, India
Chatrapur is located in India
Chatrapur
Chatrapur
Chatrapur (India)
Coordinates: 19°21′N 84°59′E / 19.35°N 84.98°E / 19.35; 84.98Coordinates: 19°21′N 84°59′E / 19.35°N 84.98°E / 19.35; 84.98
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Government
 • Type NAC
 • Body NAC
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Area rank 2nd
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 138,288
 • Rank 100
 • Density 14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761020[1]
Telephone code 06811
Vehicle registration OR-07/ OD-07
Website odisha.gov.in

Chatrapur (also spelt as Chhatrapur) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam District in the state of Odisha, India. It is the headquarters town of Ganjam District. There are two railway stations in Chatrapur; they are Chatrapur Station and Chatrapur Court Station.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Chhatarpur had a population of 20,288 (fourth biggest city in the district of Ganjam after Brahmapur, Hinjilicut ). Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhatarpur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 73%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Chatrapur is the commercial capital of state and gateway to south Odisha, and has a well-developed transportation network. All express trains of Indian railway has a halt here. Well connected with the Howrah madras highway so all luxury busses also passing through.

Road[edit]

Chatrapur city is connected with National Highways NH-16 (ChennaiKolkata), NH-59 (KhariarBrahmapur) and State Highway 36 (Odisha) with other cities and towns of Odisha. The three-wheeler auto taxis are the most important mode of transportation in this city. Taxis also ply on the city's roads. The Ganjam Urban Transport Services Limited (GUTSL) with joint partnership with Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) have come up with an agreement, valid for one year, to run a city-bus service for Berhampur to Chatrapur and urban centres on its periphery (Gopalpur, and Hinjli) on 27 February 2014.[3][4]

Rail[edit]

Chhatrapur railway station is situated on the East coast railway line which is a major route connecting the two metros Kolkata and Chennai of India. It is directly connected to New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Chennai, Cuttack, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Puri, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Raipur, Sambalpur and many more cities of India. Bhubaneswar – Chatrapur connectivity (DMU) is popular connectivity to reach capital city Bhubaneswar. In this route approx. 74 train running including fast train PRASANTHI EXP (18463).[5]


Politics[edit]

In 2014 MLA from Chatrapur Assembly Constituency is Dr. Priyansu of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2014. Previous MLAs from this seat include Adikanta sethi of CPI who won this seat in 2009, Narayan Reddy of CPI who won this seat in 2004 Rama Chandra Panda of BJP who won this seat in 2000, Daitari Behera of INC in 1995, Parsuram Panda of CPI in 1990, Ashok Kumar Choudhury of INC in 1985, and Biswanath Sahu of CPI in 1980 and in 1977.[6]

in 2014[edit]

In this year five political party was standing in election of MLA in Chhatrapur (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constitution).[7]

  • BJD-PRIYANSU PRADHAN. (Won MLA in Chatrapur)
  • BJP-DHERANI DHARA BEHERA
  • CONG- BONAMALI SETHY
  • CPI-KRUSNA CHANDRA NAYAK
  • AAP-mis SETHY

MP are standing in Chatrapur

  • CONG-CHANDRASAKHER SAHU
  • BJD-SIDHANT MAHAPATRA (Won MP seat in Chatrapur)
  • BJP-RAMA PANDA
  • CPI M-ALI PATNAYAK
  • APP- JANASWER MISHRA
  • SWADHENA- SYAMBABU SUBUDHI

Chatrapur is part of Berhampur (Lok Sabha constituency).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PinCode: CHATRAPUR, GANJAM, ORISSA, India, Pincode.net.in". pincode.net.in. 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. PinCode: 761020 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Staff Reporter (27 February 2014). "Naveen inaugurates bus service". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporter. "City bus service to Berhampur, urban centres soon". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ status, Train running. "PRASANTHI EXP (18463) Train Live Running status". trainsrunningstatus.net. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  6. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 72-Chatrapur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-25. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  8. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25.