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About Bairabi

Located in the state of Mizoram, Bairabi is an important town in Kolasib district. Bairabi is located at a distance of 130 km from the Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. It is also the railhead of the state of Mizoram.


Demography of Bairabi

According to 2001 India census, the population of Bairabi is 3304. The male population constitutes of 53% and females consist of 47%. The literacy rate of Bairabi is 69%. The rate of population under six is 19%. The Local Language here is Mizo.

Economy of Bairabi

The economy of Bairabi mainly depends on Agriculture. Other main employers besides Agriculture in Bairabi include Food Corporation of India Godown(F.C.I) Store house of Food Supplies, Bairabi Thermal Power Station - Heavy Fuel Oil Based producing, Modern Brick Industry, Bairabi Dam and Bairabi Sairang Railway line from Bairabi to Sairang.

Tourism in Bairabi

Bairabi is a small town in the state of Mizoram. The tourism sector here is mainly rural. This small town in Mizoram is still undergoing developments in terms of communication and technology. Bhairabi dam is the only and an important tourist place in Bhairabi.

Bairabi Dam

Bairabi dam

Bairabi Dam is located near Bairabi Village on the Tlawng river Village in Kolasib district in Mizoram. It is a proposed 80 MW dam. Brig ?henphunga Sailo initiated the Bairabi Hydel 120 MW Project during Mizoram People's Conference government. In the year 1982, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) had begun the investigation and survey of Detailed Project Implementation. On the basis of field .investigations NHPC prepared the feasibility of the project and the process was completed 1982-83.

The Congress Government headed by Pu Lalthanhawla came to power in the year 1984 and due to the change in the government Forest & Environment Clearance, Techno-Economic Clearance was followed but was unsuccessful and therefore, Bhramaputra Board was ordered inquire and prepare a DIPR, who decreased the power project from 120 MW to 80 MW.

In the year 2000, the Mizo National Front Government under Pu Zoramthanga came to power but even the Forest Environment Clearances and Techno-Economic Clearance were received no progress was made due to non availability of funds.

In the year in 2008, Congress Government headed by Pu Lalthanhawla came back to power. The Government of Mizoram and Sikaria Power Ltd, Kolkata signed a MOU on 10 August 2012, out of which the Government of Mizoram will get 13% free and the remaining amount will be sold to the government.

Emergency Service in BairabiEmergency Service in Bairabi

Bairabi is one of the important towns in the Kolasib district in Manipur. The town also has some emergency services like medical, police, fire and other services. One can dial 100 or call local police station in Bairabi for immediate help. Important fire and police contact number are mentioned below.

Bairabi Police Station

Address: Bairabi, Kolasib - 796081
Phone no: 03837-200912
Police Check Gate, Bairabi
Address: NH154, Bairabi,
Mizoram 788162

Fire Station
Address: Electric Veng, Kolasib,
Mizoram 796081

Healthcare in Bairabi

The town of Bairabi has only few hospitals. These hospitals offers advanced health remedies and are well equipped with the latest medical facilities in order to provide basic medical services to the people of the region.

Nazareth Hospital
Address: Bairabi, Kolasib
Mizoram: 796081
Phone no: 03837-221996

District Hospital Kolasib
Address: Bairabi, Kolasib
Mizoram: 796081

Bank and Post Office in BairabiPost offices in Bairabi

There are also few post offices and banks in Bairabi. Postal services here are managed by the Indian Postal service. The post offices provide fixed deposit, term deposit and also courier services. The banks also provide financial services to the people of Bairabi.

Bairabi Post Office
North Thingdawl Taluk,
Kolasib District,
Pincode: 796081

State Bank of India
Address: Bairabi PS Pobairabi Disttaizawl
Phone no: 8730003940
IFSC Code: SBIN0017204
Branch Code: 017204

Transportation in Bairabi

The city of Bairabi is very well served by air, rail, and road transportation. Bairabi is also one of the railheads of the state.

Bairabi Railway Station

By Air
The nearest airport to Bairabi  is Lengpui Airport (Aizawl Airport) located at a distance of 43.5 KM. Oher nearby airport include Agartala Airport in Tripura located at a distance of about 69.2 KM and the Silchar Airport located at a distance of 82.4 KM.

By Rail
One of the railheads of Mizoram, the city of Bairabi is connected with a meter gauge line. The nearest railway station is the Bairabi Rail Way Station. Other nearby railway station is the Silchar Rail Way Station located at a distance of 83 KM from Bairabi.

The Bairabi Sairang Railway is a proposed railway line that will connect Bairabi station to Sairang. This project is a part of Northeast Frontier Railway zone of Indian Railways.

By Road
The city is also very well connected by roadways. Buses and hired taxi services are available from Bairabi to Aizawl, Tripura, Silchar and Guwahati.

Bairabi Quick Facts

  • Block Name: Bilkhawthlir
  • District: Kolasib
  • State: Mizoram
  • Language: Mizo
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
  • Altitude: 48 meters (above sea level)
  • Phone code: 03837
  • Pin code: 796081

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