West Bengal - Durgapur city
Durgapur was founded in 1950 in the state of West Bengal, India, by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was the chief ministers of West Bengal. It is situated on the bank of river Damodar and near the largest coal fields in Ranigunj - Dhanbad area.
The map here provides detailed information regarding the various important places.
Durgapur is one of the faster growing cities in the state of West Bengal. In fact, it seems that it will be recognized as the eastern India's mega city! Durgapur is also called by the name of steel city, due to the primary steel plants, known as the Alloy steel plant and the Durgapur steel plant. Maheshwari steel processors is also a large plant that is very prominent here. It is a growing hub for many large industries and is fast moving to be a multipurpose city that India should be proud of. Take the help of the map to visit the industries here.
The city is well connected with roads to many major cities and towns and has a railway station that connects well with other major places like, Calcutta, Patna, Shabntiketan and many other smaller cities as well.
The well designed and planned city is a great example of engineering skills and comprises of various gardens and amusement parks. People can visit parks like the Deer park near the National Highway 2 and the Kumar Mangalam Park near Nehru stadium. If you want to visit the parks, the map here has given the right location of these places.
Transport and communication
Durgapur is an important place; therefore it has all means of transport like railways, roadways and airways as well. The city has a well connected and a long stretch of National Highway 2, which is also known as the Delhi - Kolkata road and is a very busy road. It runs through several states neighboring West Bengal like Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh and even from Haryana and Delhi. It runs around 1465 km from Delhi to Kolkata. This way it goes through Durgapur and helps in reaching to Aurangabad to the North West and to Kolkata to the south east.
The railway line in Durgapur is located in 9 kms away from the heart of the city. It is situated on the route of Howrah - Delhi. There are plenty of trains that pass through Durgapur like the Howrah-Patna Jan Shatabdi express, Ganga Sagar Express, Jammu Tawi - Sealdah Express, Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani express, Poorva Express come to this station. The closest railhead is Asansol Junction railway station.
Education and hospitals
Durgapur is also famous for its educational institutions like the Bengal College of engineering, St. Michael's school, Carnel convent school, Hamsheela model school, Bidhan Chandra Bhawan, and many more. Durgapur also comprises of NIIT, which is a prestigious institute as well.
Large hospitals have been built to cater to the medical needs of the people of Durgapur. Hospitals like Bidhan Nagar sub-divisional hospital, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur Hospital are prominent hospitals in Durgapur.
Last Updated on : 18/04/2013