Shirdi mandir to re-open from Monday 16 Nov

Shirdi also known as Sainagar is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Rahata taluka of Ahmednagar District. It is accessible via the Ahmednagar–Malegaon State Highway No.10, approximately 83 km from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. It is located 185 km east of the Western Seashore line (the Ahmednagar–Manmad road), a very busy route.

Shirdi is famously known as the home of the late 19th century saint Shri Sai Baba.The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust located in Shirdi is one of the richest temple organizations.

The Sainagar Shirdi Railway station became operational in March 2009. As of 2011, there are trains from Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Hyderabad Mysore[6] and other cities/states that have Shirdi railway station as their terminal stop. However very few weekly and biweekly trains are available from Shirdi station.

People use Kopargaon Railway station (18 Kms apart)to reach Shirdi. Trains which do not go to shirdi, have halts at Kopargaon from last 2 decades. Trains to all over India can be taken from Kopargaon Station. Manmad is also accessible from shirdi by 60 Kms road travel.

Shirdi Airport was inaugurated by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind, on 1 October 2017. There are major destinations from Shirdi airport, viz. the airports of Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The airport is located at Kakdi, 14 km south-west of Shirdi. The construction, according to the original plans, was completed in February 2016, and the first trial flight landed on 2 March 2016. There are plans to lengthen the runway from 2,200 metres to 3,200 metres. The target completion date is 2017 or 2018.

The nearest major airports are at Aurangabad and Pune, 115 km and 186 km respectively from Shirdi.
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By car
Shirdi is accessible via the Ahmednagar-Manmad State Highway No.10, approximately 83 km from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. It is approximately 240 km from Mumbai on the Eastern Express Highway. The distance between Pune and Shirdi is about 204 km, and travel time via car is about 3 hours 40 minutes.


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