Railways: Maharashtra has 5,983 km of railway routes which is 9.2 per cent of total railway
route in the country.
Aviation: There are 3 international and 5 domestic airports in the state. To reduce congestion in
Mumbai International Airport, an additional airport is coming up at Navi Mumbai.
Ports: Mumbai is a major port. There are 2 major and 48 notified minor ports in the state.
Some important tourist centres are Ajanta, Ellora, Elephanta, Kanheri and Karla caves,
Mahabaleshwar, Matheran and Panchgani, Jowhar, Malshej Ghat, Amboli, Chikhaldara, Panhala
hill stations and religious places at Pandharpur, Nashik, Shirdi, Nanded, Aundha Nagnath,
Trimbakeshwar, Tuljapur, Ganapatipule, Bhimashankar, Harihareshwar, Shegaon, Kolhapur,
Jejuri and Ambajogai.
Relevant Website: www.maharashtra.gov.in
Governor : Chennamaneni Chief Secretary : D.K. Jain
Chief Minister : Devendra Fadnavis Jurisdiction of : Maharashtra, Goa,
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Area : 22,327 sq km Population : 28.56 lakh (2011
Capital : Imphal Principal : Manipuri
History and Geography
Manipur has a long and glorious history from before the beginning of the Christian era. The
political history of Manipur could be traced back to 33 A.D. with the coronation of Nongda
Lairen Pakhangba. After Pakhangba a number of kings ruled over the kingdom of Manipur. The
independence and sovereignty remained uninterrupted until the Burmese invasion and
occupation for around seven years in the first quarter of the 19th century (1819-1826). Then,
Manipur came under British rule in 1891. Manipur regained its independence in 1947 and
merged into Indian Union in 1950. Thus, it became a Part C State under the purview of Chief
Commissioner. During 1950-51, an advisory form of Government was introduced and in 1957
this was replaced by a Territorial Council of 30 elected and 2 nominated members. Later, in 1963
a Territorial Assembly of 30 elected and 3 nominated members was set up under the Government