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Shegaon

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Shegaon is a city and municipal council in the Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Shegaon has become a pilgrimage centre due to the influence of Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj, who is considered a saint by Hindus. India census, Shegaon had a population of 52,418. Men constitute 52% of the population and women, 48%. Shegaon has an average literacy rate of 73%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%. In Shegaon, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Shegaon is located west of Nagpur and east of Mumbai. It is connected by Hajira–Dhule–Howrah National Highway 6 to Khamgaon, Balapur, Malkapur and Akola. Shegaon Railway station is located on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line of the Central Railway of Indian Railways. It has direct train connectivity to Mumbai CST, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Secunderabad, Pune, Akola, Tatanagar, Ahmedabad, Okha, Kolhapur, Amravati, Wardha, Nanded, Nagpur, Gondia, Bilaspur, Howrah Station, Shalimar Station, Chandrapur railway station, and Chennai Central. Several Mumbai trains stop at Shegaon, including the Gitanjali Express, Vidarbha Express, Amravati Superfast Express, Mumbai–Howrah Mail and Express, Sewagram Express, Nagpur–Pune Express, Navjivan Express, Gondwana Express, Maharashtra Express, Okha–Puri Express, and Ltt–Shalimar Express. For long distance superfast trains, Akola Junction is located at a distance of 45.7 kms. All colleges in Shegaon are affiliated with Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. These include, but are not limited to, the Industrial Training Institute and the Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering (SSGMCE). There are also institutions run by the Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, including: Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj English Medium School, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Warkari Shikshan Sanstha, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Adiwasi Ashram School, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Mentally Retarded School, Mauli College of Engineering, Siddhivinayak Technical Campus, and Saraswati College.
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