Itarsi is a town in Madhya Pradesh, India in Hoshangabad District. Itarsi is a key hub for agricultural goods and is one of the earliest railway junctions in Madhya Pradesh. Rail services from all 4 major metropolitan cities of India namely Mumbai to Calcutta and Delhi to Chennai pass through Itarsi. Itarsi got its name by "eeta", (literally means brick in local language) and "rassi", (literally means rope in local language). Bricks and ropes had been made earlier in itarsi. It has Ordnance Factory. The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary and Tawa Dam are nearby.
Itarsi is located at 22.62°N 77.75°E / 22.62; 77.75. It has an average elevation of 304 metres (997 feet).
Itarsi is a sub district (tehesil or taluk) in the Hoshangabad district, in the state of Madhya Pradesh.The total population in Itarsi sub district is 240,719 as per the survey of census during 2011 by Indian Government. Of this about 123,325 people are living in the urban (towns and cities) area and about 123,325 are living in villages (rurla areas)
◾There are 49,297 House Holds in this sub district. ◾There are 124,898 males (52%); There are 115,821 females (48%). Itarsi also have Indian Ordinance Factory.
As of 2011 India census, Itarsi had a population of 114,495. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Itarsi has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81% and female literacy is 69%. In Itarsi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.Itarsi comes under "Constituents of Urban Agglomerations of Madhya Pradesh" includes Itarsi (M), Pathrauta (part) (OG), Bhilakhedi (CT) and Meharagaon (CT).
The city is a Tehsil under Hoshangabad District. It is a part of Hoshangabad Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) & comes under Hoshangabad - Narsinghpur Loksabha (Parliament) constituency.
Itarsi Junction railway station
Itarsi is one of the major junctions in India, at the crossing of important east-west and north-south routes. Itarsi comes under West Central Railway zone whose headquarters is in Jabalpur. Itarsi is connected via broad gauge lines to Bhopal and Delhi to the north, Bhusawal and Mumbai to the west, the railway junctions of Nagpur to the south and Jabalpur to the east. Rail services from Mumbai to Guwahati and Delhi to Chennai pass through Itarsi. 250 trains are daily passing through. Itarsi runs one express train — Vindhyachal express — and it runs three passenger trains in Jabalpur route daily. Itarsi is the busy railway station in Bhopal division. The new platforms 6 and 7 opened for Jabalpur, Nagpur and Bhusawal routes.
Apart from railway, National Highway (NH-69) connects Itarsi to major cities Bhopal and Nagpur. New Four lane roads are under the making in to be functional under 5 years. Four Duronto Express trains have technical halts at Itarsi.
Under construction project - * Itarsi-Bhusawal 3rd line. * Itarsi-nagpur 3rd line(Central Railway pushes Rs 140cr third line project in ghat section). * Itarsi-bhopal 3rd line. *