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Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Mahesh Vilas Palace, NTPC Plant, District Hospital, NIFT Campus
Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Mahesh Vilas Palace, NTPC Plant, District Hospital, NIFT Campus
Location of Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh
Raebareli (India)
Coordinates: 26°13′25″N 81°14′25″E / 26.22361°N 81.24028°E / 26.22361; 81.24028Coordinates: 26°13′25″N 81°14′25″E / 26.22361°N 81.24028°E / 26.22361; 81.24028
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • TypeMunicipal Board
 • BodyRaebareli Municipal Corporation
 • Member Of ParliamentSonia Gandhi
 • Commissioner, Lucknow DivisionMukesh Meshram, IAS
 • District Magistrate and CollectorVaibhav Srivastava, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceShlok Kumar, IPS
 • Total43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation110 m (360 ft)
 • Total191,316
 • Density739/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, English
 • Literacy81%
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0535
Vehicle registrationUP-33
Sex ratio941/1000
AirportRaebareli Airport

Raebareli About this soundpronunciation  is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raebareli district and a part of Lucknow Division. The city is situated on the banks of the Sai river, 82 km (51 mi) southeast of Lucknow. It possesses many architectural features and sites, chief of which is a strong and spacious fort.

History, Etymology and Post Independence[edit]

Raja Har Parshad "Taluqedar of Naseerabad" a Kayastha, native of this town, was the Nazim or Commissioner of Khairabad Division during the reign of the ex-king. He joined the mutineers and went up to Nepal with Begum Hazrat Mahal of Oudh dynasty and on 31 December 1858 while returning after ensuring her safety, he was killed in a battle with British army. He has been honoured with the title of "Lastville and the most notorious governor of Oudh". The district of Raebareli was created by the British in 1858, and is named after its headquarters town.[3] Rana Benimadhava Singh is well known freedom fighter of this district.[4] Munshiganj retaliation of common people for freedom shows an example for the rest of oudh.[5]

Geography and climate[edit]

Raebareli lies in the southern-central part of Uttar Pradesh. The district is irregular in shape but fairly compact. It forms a part of the Lucknow Division and lies between Latitude 25° 49' North and 26° 36' North and Longitude 100° 41' East and 81° 34' East. On the north, it is bounded by tehsil Mohanlal Ganj of Lucknow and Haidergarh of Barabanki, on the east by tehsil Mussafir Khana of district Sultanpur and on the south-east by pargana Ateha and the Kunda tehsil of district Pratapgarh. The southern boundary is formed by Ganga which separates it from the district of Fatehpur. On the west lies the Bighapur and Purwa tehsil of Unnao.[citation needed]

The district forms a part of the Gangetic plan which is of recent origin according to geological chronology and reveal ordinary Gangetic alluvium. The district being a part of the alluvial plain conforms to the same geological sequence as the plain itself. The only mineral of importance is kankar. The district is also noted for its deposits of reh and brick earth. The district, as a whole, is fairly compact tract of gently undulating land. The elevation varies from about 120.4 m above sea level in the north west to 86.9 m above sea level in the extreme south east, on the banks of the Ganga. The highest points are the crowns of the watersheds of the different drainage channel which serve to divide the district into five main physical units, The Ganga Khadar, the Ganga upland, the southern clay tract, the central tract or the Sai upland and the Northern clay tract.[6]

Raebareli has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters from December to mid February and dry, hot summers from April to mid June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September when it gets an average rainfall of 1200 mm mostly from the south-west monsoon winds. During extreme winters, the maximum temperature is around 12 °C and the minimum is between 3-4 °C. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures rising to the 40-45 °C range.[7]

Civic administration[edit]

Raebareli is one of the six districts of the Lucknow Division, which is headed by a Commissioner headquartered at Lucknow. He serves as a link between the districts in his division and the State Government.[8] The General Administration of the district is vested in the District Officer who is called Deputy Commissioner for revenue and District Magistrate (D.M.) for criminal jurisdiction. Raebareli is divided into 6 sub divisions:[9]

  1. Raebareli
  2. Dalmau
  3. Maharajganj
  4. Lalganj
  5. Unchahar
  6. Salon

Raebareli Municipal Committee[edit]

Raebareli Municipal Committee (Hindi: Raebareli Nagar Palika) is the Municipal Committee responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Raebareli. The organization is known, in short, as RMC. This civic administrative body administers the city's cleanliness and other public services like public health and parks. The head of the RMC is the chairman. The present chairman is Purnima Srivastava.[10][11]

Places of interest[edit]

Samaspur Bird Sanctuary


FGIET Campus
AIIMS Medical College
FDDI Raebareli

Raebareli has educational institutions affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, Uttar Pradesh Board, and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. There is one Kendriya Vidyalaya situated in the city center to impart primary and secondary education under CBSE pattern.

Colleges and Institutions[edit]

Formerly Institutes[edit]



Modern Coach Factory

Raebareli is also a very revenue generating location for the industries and factories built here. Some of the renowned names have their business set up in this location. Out of these Indian Telephone Industries Limited, established in 1948, is one of the telecom equipment manufacturing unit which deals with transmission, switching and other related matters. It is a state-owned company with headquarters in Bengaluru.

Again Modern Rail Coach Factory at Raebareli, is the third rail coach manufacturing unit in India which was established in November 2012. Apart from this Birla Corporation Limited, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited are the bigger giants in the industrial business of the country and provides high benefit for the district.[12][13]



The nearest airport to Raebareli is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport at Amausi, Lucknow which lies at a distance of 80 km from Raebareli. Other airports which are closer to Raebareli district are Kanpur Airport, Allahabad Airport and Varanasi Airport.


Raebareli is on the route of National Highway 30, between Lucknow and Allahabad and connected to major cities.


Ganga Expressway is a under-construction 594 km long, 6 lane wide (expandable to 8) greenfield expressway project in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The 594 km Expressway will pass through 12 districts namely, Meerut, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj District.

Ring Road

Ring Road Raebareli is an elevated section of road at Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is an outer bypass road and crosses the Sharda River. It has been constructed to divert the traffic coming from Lucknow road or Prayagraj road and vice versa, allowing vehicles to get to their destinations without entering the city of Raebareli.[14][15]


Rae Bareli Junction Railway Station

Raebareli Junction lies on Varanasi-Rae Bareli-Lucknow line and Raebareli-Allahabad rail line of the Northern Railway. A rail line is being built from Raebareli to Faizabad via Akbarganj, on the Northern Railways network.[16]
Raebareli is well connected with some of the major cities of the country and the rest is inter-connected with other trains which makes communication to any distance simple and easy. Some of the destinations covered by trains passing through Rae Bareli Junction are Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Shaktinagar, Puri, Bhopal, Howrah, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Bareilly, Dehradun, Lalkuan, Jammu Tawi, Saharanpur, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kanpur and others.

High-speed rail corridor

Delhi-Varanasi high speed rail corridor is India's second bullet train project after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor. The 865-kilometre (537 mi) high speed rail corridor will connect Varanasi to Delhi through 12 stations. Delhi-Varanasi high speed rail corridor will have 12 stations. Proposed stations are Delhi, Noida, Jewar Airport, Mathura, Agra, New Etawah, South Kannauj, Lucknow, Raebareli, Prayagraj, New Bhadohi and Varanasi.[17][18]

Notable people[edit]

Sudha Singh


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  18. ^ "Delhi likely to get 2 stations under 3 proposed Bullet train projects".

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