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DURGAPUR is located in the district of Burdwan, in the state West Bengal, India. Durgapur is a well-planned industrial city on the banks of the river Damodar, with a population of about 250,000. Durgapur is situated on the bank of river Damodar, just before it enters the alluvial plains of Bengal. The topography is undulating. The coal-bearing area of the Ranigunj coalfields lies just beyond Durgapur, although some parts intrude in to the area. Its surrounding area is very fertile and is a big producer of rice in the country.

Durgapur was founded by in the late fifties, by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Durgapur is an industrial metropolis and is home to the largest industrial unit in the state, Durgapur Steel Plant, a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited. In Durgapur one can find power plants, chemical, engineering industries, metallurgical units etc. The Durgapur Barrage over the river Damodar provides the water necessary for the many industries and also for drinking.

Access :: Air : Nearest national and international airport Calcutta is 176 kms (approx) away. Rail: Durgapur is the railway station on the Eastern Railway. Road: Durgapur is connected by good motorable roads with Calcutta 176 kms (approx), Patna 374 kms, Asansol 50 kms, Shantiniketan 62 kms. Local Transport: Taxis, City Bus services, Cycle Rickshaws are available. More Infomation...

Best season to visit Durgapur is between October and February..

 
10 arrested for gangrape in Durgapur :
10 arrested for gangrape in DurgapurThe Asian AgeAddressing the media persons, commissioner of police (Durgapur-Asansol) Ajay Kumar Nand said that the police had arrested 10 persons who worked as contract labourers in the Darpan Printing Centre near City Centre for the Sunday night's gangrape....
Durgapur Steel Plant posts best Aug performance ever :
Durgapur Steel Plant posts best Aug performance everHindu Business LineDurgapur Steel Plant of SAIL achieved record August performance since its inception in all important product categories. The production of hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel were 105 per cent, 103 per cent and 96 per cent of the targets ...
Jai Balaji's integrated steel plant at Durgapur inaugurated:
Durgapur (West Bengal), Feb 21 (IANS) The 450,000 tonne alloy and stainless steel division of Jai Balaji Industries' integrated steel plant at Banskopa here was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday...
Dengue menace in Durgapur kills two :
News of death of two Durgapur kids in last few days, officially confirmed the arrival of Dengue in this steel town. Though there is no official data available with the administration on the severity of dengue menace in Durgapur, but Durgapur Municipality Corporation (DMC) is keeping a close watch on the situation...
MAMC quarters of Durgapur to be leased out :
Residents of Mining and Allied Machinery Corporation (MAMC) township of Durgapur has finally got something to cheer about. After a long standing struggle, Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) has finally agreed to grant the ownership of the MAMC township quarters to the employees on a 999 years lease agreement...
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