Shuklaganj

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Shuklaganj

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Shuklaganj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Shuklaganj
Shuklaganj
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388Coordinates: 26°28′34″N 80°23′17″E / 26.476°N 80.388°E / 26.476; 80.388
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictUnnao
Named forAN Shukla
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyGangaghat Municipal Committee
Population
 (2011)
 • Total884,072
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
209861
Vehicle registrationUP-35
Nearest cityKanpur
Literacy80%
Lok Sabha constituencyUnnao
Vidhan Sabha constituencyUnnao Sadar
Websitehttps://www.gangaghatnpp.com/

Shuklaganj (officially Gangaghat) is situated in Unnao district, but it is also considered as a suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, located on the banks of holy river Ganges about 5 km from Kanpur on the SH 58 to Unnao.The population was 370803 as of the 2001 census. According to the census of 2011 it is 884072. It has 80% of literacy and is 5 km from Kanpur Cantonment. Shuklaganj was once known as Gangaghat. Though it lies in Unnao district, it lies adjacent to Kanpur and hence is a suburb of Kanpur. The city is enlisted as a municipality of Kanpur metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Shuklaganj was established in 1931 by DC AN Shukla on the bank of river Ganges. There is a holy Hindu temple of Maa Durga, having history of 400 years, which was renovated in 1965 by Maharashtrian Sant Shri Madan Keshav Amdekar also known as Guru Ji. Million of followers from all around world comes to temple to worship Maa Durga. In 1976, Bal Govind Montessori school was made for children. On every Foundation Day, 8 February, a cricket tournament is held at the Ramkali stadium which is named after the goddess Ramkali. On the 78th Foundation Day, final tournament was played.[1][2]

Transport[edit]

Shuklaganj has a railway station named Kanpur Bridge Left Bank on the Kanpur-Lucknow line.[citation needed] Kanpur Central which is about 6 km away is the major railhead.[citation needed] Kanpur Civil Airport is the nearest airport but Kanpur Chakeri airport is the nearest domestic airport. Lucknow Airport is the nearest international airport.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "आज से 78 साल का हुआ शुक्लागंज - Jagran Yahoo! India". In.jagran.yahoo.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.shuklaganj.com/