Nagpur City Map

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Nagpur is a main city in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Considered to be the second capital of Maharashtra it is the third largest city in the state after Mumbai and Pune. It is the second greenest city of India and is popularly known as the 'Orange City' as it is the main trade centre of oranges. Located at the centre of the heartland it is almost equidistance from the metro cities - New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. It also acts as a transport hub in India as all the main highways of the country intersect there. The city got its name from 'Nag River' flowing through the city in a serpentine path.

Nagpur district, lying in the north-eastern part of Maharashtra, is rich in geological and mineral wealth. A few years back (2015-16) fossil woods and stone-age tools had been discovered in the region. 'Gond killa', habitation mound shows evidence from the Neolithic phase. Pottery shards and a terracotta figurine of Bhairava found in the city suggest that Nagpur existed during the Vakataka period (4th Century). After it became a part of the Maratha Empire under the Bhonsale dynasty; in the 18th century, the British East India Company took over Nagpur and it became the capital of the Central Provinces. After the reorganisation of the states was declared, it lost the status of the capital but was made Maharashtra's second capital.

The Britishers considered Nagpur as the geographical centre of India and identified a point in the city to construct the Zero Mile Stone. They used this point to measure all distances. The Zero Mile Stone consisting of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone is located near Vidhan Bhavan, Nagpur.

Central India Spinning and Weaving Company Ltd., popularly known as "Empress Mill" was the country's first textile mill started by Tata group at Nagpur in January 1877. This is the first Indian mill where humidifiers and fire-sprinklers were installed.

The city holds political significance too as it is a major political centre of the Vidharbha region. It also houses the headquarters of the Hindu nationalist organisation - Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and was a major centre for the Dalit Buddhist movement.

Nagpur is an important centre for the Indian Armed Forces. The headquarters of the Maintenance Command of the Indian Air Force is located in Vayusena Nagar of the city. There are many MI-8 helicopters and IAF carriers IL-76 in this centre. In the cantonment, there are other important military units too such as the Institute of Military law, the Army Postal Service Centre and a hospital for the soldiers.

As per ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur is known as the best city in India on the basis of liveability, greenery, public transport, and health care. It is also one of the proposed Smart Cities of India. Nagpur is heading towards development. Although it is not considered as an economically strong city but its economy has flourished in the last few years. As of now, the Multi-modal international Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is underway. The project aims at converting the Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport into a major cargo hub with rail and road connectivity as well. As far as investments are concerned, it is one of the biggest economical development projects in the country. The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility being constructed at MIHAN, Nagpur by the aircraft major, Boeing is the second such facility in the world, after Shanghai. This most modern MRO facility in the subcontinent, will service aircrafts such as B-737s, B-777s and the Dreamliners, both domestic as well as international carriers.

In Maharashtra, the Vidarbha region and Nagpur are important power centres of the state. Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station and Koradi Thermal Power Station are major thermal power stations near Nagpur. There is also a super thermal power plant of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) in Mouda.

Mining is an important industry in Nagpur due to the abundance of natural resources. Coal, Manganese, Limestone, copper ore, clay, Dolomite, Chromite, Zinc ore, Tungstonore and Granite are the important minerals occurring in Nagpur region.

The city also houses prominent education institutions offering courses in different fields.

India's only National Fire Service College is located in Nagpur and is the only college in the country that offers a graduation course in fire engineering; giving fire training a professional outlook, it accommodates about 200 trainees at a time.

It has also got the two most prominent national institutes of the country - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). It also houses many national research institutes and medical colleges.

The city is well-connected by air, rail and road.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, one of the busiest airports in India, is well-connected to most Indian cities. Services to the Gulf countries have been started recently.

Nagpur Junction is equally well-connected with most long-distance trains passing through it. The railways here were established well before independence. A diamond crossing in railway is a point where two railway lines cross. The very rare 'double diamond crossing' in railway is found at Nagpu; a double diamond crossing is formed by two double lines crossing each other.

NH 6 runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari (north-south) and NH 7 from Surat to Kolkata (east-west); both pass through Nagpur. Being at a central location Nagpur is connected to most cities within overnight distance by bus.

Being one of the tourist attractions in Maharashtra, it is widely known for the wildlife reserves in the country. With the presence of many national parks, Nagpur has in fact been declared as the "Tiger Capital" of the country.

Last Updated on :February 13, 2019

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