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Bilaspur possesses vast amounts of abundant greenery and owns many vacation spots.In Ancient years, Bilaspur was under the administration of Kalachuri dynasty of Ratanpur. The city rose to fame around 1741, the time of the Maratha Empire. The Bilaspur city is about 400 years of age, and the name "Bilaspur" has been originated from the Fisher-lady named "Bilasa."

Bilaspur Railway Station

Bilaspur railway station is a regional hub for the railway system. It is the busiest intersection of Chhattisgarh and second busiest of central India after Itarsi. It is third cleanest Railway Station in India after Surat and Rajkot. It is the Zonal Head Office of the South East Central Railway. Bilaspur is well connected to the rest of the country through the Indian Railways. Bilaspur railway station has the 4th most extended railway platform in India after Gorakhpur and Kharagpur and the third cleanest railway station of India. The Rajdhani Express (Bilaspur-New Delhi) via Bhopal bi-weekly connects Bilaspur to New Delhi. The station is on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, and another rail is for Delhi via Katni.



Bilaspur High Court

The Chhattisgarh High Court is one of the High Courts in India located at village Bodri, Bilaspur with jurisdiction over the state of Chhattisgarh. It was established on 1 November 2000 with the creation of the new state of Chhattisgarh upon the reorganisation of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The High Court of Bilaspur is the 19th High Court of India.



Arpa River

Arpa River is the principal tributary of Mahanadi River which is known as the perpetual source of water system in the state of Chhattisgarh. Making the grounds of the state fertile from quite a while, Mahanadi intrigues the different regions of Chhattisgarh. The Mahanadi stream offers ascend to Shivnath waterway which thusly offers ascend to the Arpa’s stream.



Bilaspur Culture

Bilaspur is wealthy in its social legacy. Bilaspur has its dance styles, food, music and customary people melodies, of which Sohar songs, Bihav tunes, and Pathoni tunes are incredibly acclaimed. Sohar melodies are identified with childbirth and Bihav to marriage. The parts of Bihav melodies are Chulmati, Telmati, Maymouri, Nahdouri, Parbhani, Bhadoni and different tunes identified with Bhanver, Dowery and Vidai tunes. Pathoni tunes are about Gouna or Bidaai. In rural regions, ladies wear laurels made of one rupee coins. This has been widely popular in design lately. The city celebrates all the principal celebrations of India. There are some neighborhood celebrations, for example, the Rout Dance (November), Harley, and Pola. The Raut Nacha Mahotsav is the people move anniversary of Bilaspur celebrated by Rawat clans.



Road Connectivity

The city is connected with Mumbai and Kolkata through National Highway network. Bilaspur is on NH-130 connecting Raipur and Ambikapur. The whole NH-49 starts from Bilaspur and ends at Kharagpur Another National Highway NH 130 A is newly announced which starts from Bilaspur and ends at Podi via Mungeli Kawardha merging with NH 12A to connect Bilaspur with Jabalpur. Other state highways are SH 7 and SH 5. All roads are well maintained two-lane roads while Raipur highway is four lane. There are regular buses and taxis available to all nearby major cities and towns. Bilaspur bus stand is known as Hi-tech bus stand. More than 22,000 people come here daily.



Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan

Bilaspur was ranked 22nd in the result of Sanitation Survey 2018. This clean survey was carried out in 4203 cities across the country, the work of door-to-door garbage collection was started. Awareness campaign was run Drains were taken care of cleanliness Pushing in the open was prohibited. Those who do so will be caught and warned. After cleaning work on the main streets of the city, the garbage collection of shops and foil shops on the roads or in the drains was given to the shoppers. They were asked to keep the dustbin.