is a town in Sirohi district
of Rajasthan state
in western India
. It lies southeast of Mount Abu
and its train station is a stop on the main Indian Railways
line between Delhi
. Mount Abu is 27km up the hill from Abu Road.
The old name of Abu Road town is Kharadi. Rajputana Malwa Railway set up the railway station here an on December 30, 1880 and the station was named Abu Road. The road to Mount Abu was built in 1845, during the rule of Maharao Shivsingh of Sirohi
Abu Road is located at . It has an average elevation of .
As of the 2001 India census
, Abu Road had a population of 47,320. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Abu Road has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 60% of the males and 40% of females are literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
RIICO Industrial area is spread over an expanse of 2000 acres.
Main industries:Marble & Granite, Mini Cement Plants, HDPE Bags, Synthetic Yarn, Mineral Grinding, ABS Resin and Insulators.
Major Companies in Abu Road
- Modern Insulators
- Tirupati Fibres
- Bhansali Polymers
- Triveni Stones
- Anant Stones
- L&T Interstate Road Corridor Ltd. (the group of Larsen & Toubro Limited)
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd (ECC Division)
- GHEL India limited
The railway diesel shed located here provides employment to a large number of people and holds an important place in town's economy. The Diesel Shed Abu Road was commissioned by Indian Railway an MG Shed on 26 October 1966. It was then the biggest MG Shed of Western Railway with a holding of 112 locos. With BG conversion under Unigauge
the shed was converted to a BG shed with a holding of 60 locomotives. There are 68 Supervisors and 570 workers in the shed.
A Diesel Training Centre is located with the shed that conducts promotional, refresher and special courses for loco running staff as well as formal training of shed maintenance staff.
- One Govt. Hospital
- One ESI Hospital
- Six Private Nursing Homes
- SMCC Chaudhary, Govt. College
- U.S.B.Pharmacy College
- Shri Tejendra Prasad Teachers Training College
- St Pauls Sr. Secondary School
- Three other Sr. Secondary Schools
- Three Public Schools,
- ITI Institute
- H.G International school
Today's power status is 132 GSS, connected to Sirohi
, having capacity of 37.5 MVA and 4 plants of 33 KV GSS. Present load of Abu Road is 12 MVA.
Places of interest