Maligaon is a locality of Guwahati, Assam. The headquarters of Northeast Frontier Railway and Northeast Frontier Railway Stadium is situated here.[1]

Maligaon is located in Guwahati
Location in Assam, India
Maligaon is located in Assam
Maligaon (Assam)
Coordinates: 26°09′15″N 91°41′50″E / 26.15417°N 91.69722°E / 26.15417; 91.69722
DistrictKamrup Metropolitan district
 • BodyGMC
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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Vehicle registrationAS-01
Lok Sabha constituencyGauhati
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGauhati West
Planning agencyGMC
Civic agencyGMC

The place is also known for goddess Durga pandals. There are several temples and places of worship in and around Maligaon. Hanuman Mandir, Kali Mandir are of special interest.

Town square edit

The focal point of Maligaon is its town square. It is located between Jalukbari Point and the Kamakhya foothills of Kamakhya Temple.

Maligaon was previously a part of Pandu but from 1975 became part of Guwahati (Municipality Corporation). The Padmanath Gohain Baruah Road (P.N.G.B. Road) runs from Maligaon Chariali to NH-37 at Tetelia via Maligaon Goshala. The fourth road is the one that originates at Maligaon Chariali and runs northwest towards Pandu Cabin, touching Aruna Cinema Hall and Pandu College on the way. The Jalukbari Police Station lies at this corner of the Chariali.

A foot overbridge for pedestrians was inaugurated in early 2013, and later demolished in January 2023 to allow for the construction of the Maligaon overpass.

Transportation edit

Air edit

It is connected by air through Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

Railways edit

Kamakhya Junction

The Northeast Frontier Railway abbreviated as N.F. Railway is one of the 18 railway zones in Indian Railways, headquartered at Maligaon, it is responsible for rail operations in the entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar. Kamakhya Junction, earlier named as Jalukbari, directly connects Maligaon with many major cities of the country. However, Guwahati Railway Station is a major railway station which is 4 miles (approx 7 km) from Central Maligaon.

Education edit

  • St. Vivekananda English Academy
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Maligaon[2]
  • St. Mary's Senior Secondary school[3]
  • NF Railway Netaji Vidyapeeth Higher Secondary School
  • Capital Public School
  • Railway Boys Assamese High School
  • Kamakhya Vidyalaya High School
  • Swarna English Academy
  • Lalit Chandra Bharali College
  • West Guwahati Commerce College

Hospitals edit

The area has a number of hospitals like the NF Railway Central Hospital, Swagat Hospital and Sanjevani Hospital. Also there is a Health Unit at Boripara run by the State Government.

Festivals and people edit

Nambari Durga Puja, 2004

Maligaon locality of Guwahati have a population of 50,065 people as per as 2011 census.[4] There are diversified important traditional festivals in Maligaon. Durga Puja is the most important and common as the locality is dominated by Bengali Hindus who are predominant majority in this locality. Bengali new year is also celebrated with great enthusiasm.

Places of interest edit

  • Kamakhya Temple, atop the Neelachal hill, the highest spot in the city, draws pilgrims from all over India especially during the Ambubachi festival. A high seat of the shakti sect, it is associated with the legend of the mother goddess who slayed the legendary demon king Narakasur who ruled ancient Assam.
  • Maligaon Chariali

Sports edit

Northeast Frontier Railway Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium. The ground is mainly used for organizing matches of football, cricket and other sports. The stadium has hosted 33 rd first-class matches [5] in 1976 when Assam cricket team played against Orissa cricket team.[6] The ground hosted 32more first-class matches from 1978 to 2009. The stadium also hosted 18 List A matches when Central Zone cricket team played against North Zone cricket team[7] but since then the stadium has hosted non-first-class matches.[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Railway stadium, Maligaon". Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "History of St. Mary's English High School, Maligaon". St. Mary's Sr. Secondary School. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Maligaon, Kamrup Metropolitan | Locality | GeoIQ".
  5. ^ First-class matches
  6. ^ Scorecard
  7. ^ Scorecard
  8. ^ Other matches

External links edit