Situated in the Indian state of West Bengal the city of Durgapur is known for its industries. The city is a fruition of dream of the great leader Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. The industrial hub in east India was elegantly designed by the noted architects Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk. The city is one of the largest industrial hubs in the region. With presence of Durgapur Steel Plant, owned and managed by Steel Authority of India Limited, the city always makes headlines. Latest news from Durgapur can always be found due to ongoing activities in the city.
The city is home to various industries like Alloy Steels Plant, CMERI and others. In addition, there are a good number of chemical and engineering industries in the city. In recent year some other industries have sprung up in the city giving a boost to the businesses in Durgapur. The city is home to a number of educational institutions of repute like National Institute of Technology and other institutions of significance. Besides, the city of Durgapur commands the glory of being second planned city in India, only next to Chandigarh.
Picturesquely snuggled on the banks of River Damodar, the city enjoys vicinity of coalfields in Raniganj that are used in the industries in Durgapur. Presence of various coalmines, minerals and ores in vicinity acts as a precursor to the industries in the city of Durgapur. In addition to these the city is well known for its cultural diversities as it is home to people of various religious, economic and socio-cultural backgrounds.
There are numerous places of tourist interest in Durgapur that include National Institute Of Technology, Bhabani Pathak’s Tilla, Rahreswar Shibtola, Garh Jungle, Troika Park, Kumaramangalam Park, Durgapur Barrage, Durgapur Steel Plant and DEUL Park. The city is well connected by excellent road and rail networks. The nearest airport is Kolkata.
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