Prayagraj

metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India

Prayagraj (Hindi: प्रयागराज formerly called as Prayag, also known as Allahabad), is a city in Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is located where three Ganges and Yamuna and Saraswati(Mansatta) rivers join. This city is a holy city for Hindus. It is best known for Kumbha Mela. This fair occurs every 12th year in Prayagraj. The city was named Allahabad by the Mughal emperor Akbar.

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Prayag
Clockwise from top left: Montage of Allahabad: clockwise from top left: All Saints Cathedral, Muir Central College of Allahabad University, Khusro Bagh, New Yamuna Bridge, Anand Bhavan, Triveni Sangam, Allahabad High Court, Thornhill Mayne Memorial
Clockwise from top left: Montage of Allahabad: clockwise from top left: All Saints Cathedral, Muir Central College of Allahabad University, Khusro Bagh, New Yamuna Bridge, Anand Bhavan, Triveni Sangam, Allahabad High Court, Thornhill Mayne Memorial
Nicknames: 
The Sangam City,[1] City of Prime Ministers,[2]
[3]
Prayagraj is located in India
Prayagraj
Prayagraj
Location of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh
Prayagraj is located in Uttar Pradesh
Prayagraj
Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)
Coordinates: 25°27′N 81°51′E / 25.450°N 81.850°E / 25.450; 81.850Coordinates: 25°27′N 81°51′E / 25.450°N 81.850°E / 25.450; 81.850
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DivisionPrayagraj division
DistrictPrayagraj district
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyPrayagraj Municipal Corporation
 • MayorAbhilasha Gupta (BJP)
 • Divisional CommissionerAshish Kumar Goel, IAS
 • District MagistrateBhanu Chandra Goswami, IAS
 • Inspector General, Allahabad RangeMohit Aggarwal, IPS
 • Senior Superintendent of PoliceNitin Tiwari, IPS
Area
 • Metropolis82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2011)[5]
 • Metropolis1,112,544
 • Rank36th
 • Density14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
 • Metro1,216,719
 • Metro rank
40th
DemonymsPrayagraji, Allahabadi, Ilahabadi
Language
 • OfficialHindi[7]
 • Additional officialUrdu[7]
 • RegionalAwadhi[8]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
211001-18
Telephone code+91-532
Vehicle registrationUP-70
Sex ratio852 /1000
WebsiteOfficial district website

Previously Prayagraj known as Allahabad. The name has changed in Yogi Government Uttar Pradesh in 2018.[9][10]

TransportEdit

RoadwaysEdit

As a main city, various roads connecting the other places. G.T road passes through the city.

RailwaysEdit

There are 7 main stations in the city. Prayagraj junction is the headquarter of North Central Railway Zone. Daily thousands of trains go to the different routes.

Proposed Rapid transitEdit

In city , there are 2 lines are proposed for better connections a light rail metro is proposed.

  • Line 1 Prayagraj airport - Trivenipuram
  • Line 2 Phaphamau- IIIT

AirwaysEdit

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay International airport:

             There is one domestic/Military airport in Prayagraj airport that holds various routes.There been has a proposal to develop as airport into international airport.


Waterways(riverine)Edit

River Port in karchana a starting point of N.W 1 city connects to the Haldia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mani, Rajiv (21 May 2014). "Sangam city, Allahabad". Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. "City of Prime Ministers". Government of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  3. "Nicknames of Indian Cities – Complete List". 26 October 2017. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. "Allahabad". allahabadmc.gov.in. Government of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. "Census 2011" (PDF). Census India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  6. "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Census India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  8. "Awadhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  9. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/allahabad-becomes-prayagraj-how-yogi-adityanath-decides-names-of-places/articleshow/66255821.cms
  10. https://www.firstpost.com/india/allahabad-becomes-prayagraj-before-claiming-saffronisation-historical-and-cultural-imperative-must-be-examined-5392831.html