Durgapur is located in the district of Burdwan, in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a well planned industrial city on the banks of river Damodar. It was founded in the late fifties by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. It is about 175 Kms away from the international airport Kolkata, capital city of West Bengal. Durgapur lies on the main railway line connecting Kolkata and New Delhi and is extremely well connected to both these cities.
Durgapur houses a large number of manufacturing industries which includes Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), Alloy Steel Plant (ASP), Alstom Power Boiler, Graphite India Ltd, Durgapur Project Ltd., Durgapur Thermal Power Corporation, Philips Carbon Black Ltd.
It is also having software technology park of India consisting of various software firms like Pinnacle InfoTech Solutions. The DPL and DTPS are the main power suppliers of Durgapur City. The City hardly has any power cuts round the year which certifies the development of Durgapur. It has an ambient environment conducive for studies and is the reason for attracting a large number of outstation students. The well built, well lit roads add to the strong infrastructure of Durgapur. At the present day, Durgapur city is evolving as one of the major attractions (after Kolkata) in West Bengal, not only because of its excellent infrastructure, but availability of all modern entertainment and health avenues, like shopping malls, multiplexes, five star hotels, specialty hospitals, etc. The Mission Hospital at Durgapur is conceived to be the state-of-the-art super specialty hospital with cutting edge technology and sophisticated equipments for all round health care. Junction mall is the biggest mall in Durgapur as well as in the rest of the Bengal (excluding Kolkata). The only Aerotropolis of its kind in India is located in Andal, nearby to Durgapur is expected to bring in large number of niche knowledge base industries of international recognition.
CITY AT A GLANCE