Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Prior to the formation of this state, it was located in Madhya Pradesh. Geographically, its an important city in the country considering that the land to the north of the city merges with the Chhota Plateau region and the River Mahanadi flows to its south-east.
Raipur is an important city even in the historical context. The district of Raipur, which shares the same name as the city, was considered to be under the Maurya Kingdom in the past. In the early days, the seat of the Haihaya Dynasty Kalchuri kings was also at Raichur. In addition, the Satwahana kings ruled Raipur during the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Today, one can see the ruins of the ancient sites in the southern part of the city. This attracts plenty of tourists from across India and abroad.
The city is, however, gradually molding into a modern city. The infrastructure is well maintained and the transport connectivity is excellent. The real estate sector is positively gaining momentum while infrastructure development activities are taking the front seat.
Stats and Facts
The population of Raipur Municipal Corporation, as per the Population Census of 2011, is 785,829 while the urban populace is 10,10,087
The average sex ratio in Raipur is 946 per 1000 males. On the other hand, the child sex ratio is 929 per 1000 boys
The average literacy rate in Raipur is 86.90%
Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh, a new state formed in the year 2000 after it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh
The Kalchuri King Ram Chandra founded Raipur in the 14thcentury AD
Agricultural Processing and Industry
Traditionally, Raipur is known for its agricultural processing industry. Its even called the Rice Bowl of India for the variety of rice cultivated in the region. There are over 800 rice milling plants
A large variety of agricultural and forest products are also transported to other states in India
Now, with change in time, Raipur has become a strong industrial hub, with industrial presence in steel, power, coal, aluminum and plywood sectors
Raipur is Indias largest iron and steel market
Raipur is well connected by all common modes of transport
The citys airport, Swami Vivekananda Airport, is located just 15 km away from the city center. This airport is connected to most other major Indian airports and operates 38 flights daily. Its the second busiest airport in central India after Nagpur
Raipur is connected to many major cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad, through the Indian railway network. It lies directly on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. There are as many as 7 suburban railway stations in Raipur
There are as many as 5 national highways, namely NH 6, NH 43, NH 200, NH 217 and NH 12A connecting Raipur to various other cities. The Asian Highway, AH 46 also passes through Raipur
Raipur City Bus Limited (RCBL) provides a bus service for intra-city travel. 32 of the 40 buses in operation are low-floor Tata Starbuses. Tuk tuk and auto-rickshaws are also popular modes of transport for traveling within the city
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