Archive for Munger

Munger Through Prism of History

The territory included within the district of Munger (famously Monghyr) formed pent of the Madhya-desa as “Midland” of the first Aryan settlers. It has been identified with Mod-Giri a place mentioned in the Mahabharata, which was the capital of a kingdom in Eastern India near Vanga and Tamralipta. In the Digvijaya Parva of Mahabharata, we find the mention of Moda-Giri, Which seems similar to Moda-Giri. Digvijaya Parva suggests that it was a monarchical state during early times. Read the rest of this entry »


Mob ransacks Munger hospital after child’s death

An irate mob comprising residents of Hasanganj under Kashim Bazar police station went on rampage early Wednesday morning and damaged the glasspanes and windows of the emergency ward of the sadar hospital after the death of a three-year old female child. Read the rest of this entry »

Railways set to modernize 150-yr-old Jamalpur workshop

Railways set to modernize 150-yr-old Jamalpur workshop

The railways has chalked out an ambitious plan for modernization of the 150-year-old railway workshop at Jamalpur in Munger district at an estimated cost of Rs 117.46 crore.

Under the new plan, the railways would further improve its infrastructure to cope with the demands of new technology to manufacture rail components as well as to carry out maintenance work of locomotives, cranes and wagons smoothly.

According to chief works manager (CWM) Animesh Sinha, the Jamalpur workshop had come into being on February 8, 1862. It was the first workshop of the country to manufacture steam engine CA 764 `Lady Curzon’ in 1899 at a cost of Rs 33,000 only. Besides, it was the first to establish a rail foundry in 1893 whereas it had set up a rolling mill in 1870 to fulfill the needs of the railways, he said.

Source: TOI

Munger District Vidhansabha Constituencies 2010

Munger District Map?

Munger, or as some people call it, Monghyr disitrict in Bihar is spread over 1,788 sq. kms. and has a total population of about 12 Lakhs. The main agricultural product of this place are paddy, wheat and lentils. The district thrives from water by Ganga, Mohane, Harohar and Kiul. The region is famous for its gun factory.

Assembly Constituencies in Munger District:

Munger had 4 constituencies in 2005 polls, but Kharagpur has been removed as a constituency after the new delimitation rules came into effect.

Munger District has 3 constituencies for Bihar Elections 2010.

JAMALPUR – beauty of a small town!

By Richa Sinha,

As I start on a journey of putting my thoughts into words & sharing them with you, it is just befitting that I start from the very beginning. The beginning of me!

I hail from a small town in Bihar (India) called Jamalpur. And, I wouldn’t blame it on you for not having heard of it earlier. I would start with describing it for you as the most beautiful town ever, picturesque, full with its share of hills, lakes & waterfalls. It is best known for hosting India’s first & the largest Railway workshop. It also boasts of churning out in its foothills, the most revered Special Class Railway Apprentices, better understood as the Indian Railways’ top brass, its mighty officers. Thanks to the Railways, Jamalpur has always had a very cosmopolitan feel.

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