41 Facts About Bareilly


Bareilly is a city in Bareilly district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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The foundation of the modern city of Bareilly was laid by Mughal governor Mukrand Rai in 1657, and in 1658, it became the seat of the governor of Budaun.

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The weakening of Mughal Empire lead to the rise of the Kingdom of Rohilkhand, of which Bareilly was a major centre.

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Bareilly was freed by the rebels during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and remained independent under the rule of Khan Bahadur Khan until it was re-annexed by the British in 1858.

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Bareilly is renowned for being the place of origin of the Barelvi Movement, a Sunni Islamic movement formed by notable scholar Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qadri to counter the growing influence of Wahabism.

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Bareilly's shrine, located at the Bareilly Sharif Dargah, is visited by millions every year on the occasion of Urs-e-Razavi.

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Bareilly is one of the 100 Smart Cities being developed in India, and is one of the counter magnet cities of the National Capital Region .

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The foundation of the modern City of Bareilly foundation was laid by Mughal governor Mukrand Rai in 1657 during the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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Bareilly was founded in 1537 by Jagat Singh Katehriya, a Rajput who named it Bareilly after his two sons Bansaldev and Baraldev.

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Bareilly experienced economic stagnation and poverty due to the breakdown of trade and security, leading to the migration of Rohilla Muslim Pathans to Suriname and Guyana as indentured labour.

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Bareilly was a centre of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

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Since the 19th century, the city has been expanding to the south, with neighborhoods like Civil Lines and Bareilly Cantt established during British rule; however, after the Independence of India, much of the expansion has been towards the north of the old city.

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Bareilly has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters.

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Street system in Bareilly is traditional, with most roads oriented towards different cities.

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Bareilly is on the Ganges plain, with fertile alluvial soil; however, the lower plain is flood-prone.

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Bareilly division consists of four districts, and is headed by the divisional commissioner of Bareilly, who is an IAS officer.

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Bareilly district administration is headed by the district magistrate and collector of Bareilly, who is an IAS officer.

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Municipal board of Bareilly was established on 24 June 1858 under the North-West Provinces and Oudh Act XXVI of 1850.

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Bareilly defeated Praveen Singh Aron by huge margin to retain his stronghold.

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Bareilly has been a traditional battleground between the INC and the saffron parties.

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Bareilly was a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party for 20 years, when both the Member of Parliament and the Member of the Legislative Assembly was from the BJP.

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Bareilly was a former Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, with an additional charge of Parliament Affairs in the 13th Lok Sabha.

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Bareilly was narrowly defeated in the 15th Lok Sabha elections in 2009.

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Bareilly was elected again as a Member of Parliament in 2014 and was selected on 27 May 2014 onwards as the Union Minister of State Ministry of Textile; Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation[8][9].

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Bareilly is currently the Chaiperson of the Committee on Public Undertakings.

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The Bareilly zone is headed by an Indian Police Service officer of Additional Director General rank, while the Bareilly range is headed by an Inspector General rank IPS officer.

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The ADG, Bareilly Zone is Avinash Chandra, and IG, Bareilly Range is Ramit Sharma.

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Police force in the Bareilly district is headed by a Senior Superintendent rank police officer, who is practically responsible for maintaining law and order in the district.

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Bareilly has a District Court under the High Court of Judicature of Allahabad.

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The court is headed by the district judge of Bareilly, who is assisted by numerous additional district judges, civil judges and additional civil judges.

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Bareilly was a flourishing cotton centre in early nineteenth century.

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Robert Glyn, the then Magistrate of Bareilly asked Ghulam Yahya to write an account of "craftsmen, the names of tools of manufacture and production and their dress and manners".

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Bareilly district was the first to implement India's bio-fuel standard.

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Bareilly is the headquarters of Bareilly region of UPSRTC, which has four depots and twelve stations under it.

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City buses in Bareilly are operated by the Bareilly City Transport Services Limited .

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City bus services in Bareilly were started initially on the Kutubkhana-Railway Junction route by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation.

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Bareilly has been Connected to the rest of India by rail since the 19th century, and a 1909 map shows that Bareilly was a railway junction during the early 20th century.

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The Lucknow-Bareilly Railway was owned by the Government of India, and operated by the Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway.

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Bareilly Airport was inaugurated by state civil aviation minister Nand Gopal Nandi and Union minister Santosh Gangwar on 10 March 2019 at the civil enclave of Trishul Air Base.

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Primary education in the government schools in Bareilly is taken care of by the Basic Shiksha Adhikari, who heads a team of Block Education Officers to overlook the primary education sphere.

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Bareilly is responsible for the disposal of Financial Matters and the Maintenance and Distribution of the grant received for the payment of the Salary for the Employees of Schools and Colleges.

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