With an elevation of 65 meters from sea level, Durgapur city is the fourth-largest urban
industrial hub in Kolkata and is located in Paschim Bardhaman district in West Bengal. With
a population of 581,409, the city has a literacy rate of about 87%, according to the 2011
census of India. It is the only city in east India associated with a dry dock that operated
progressively. Durgapur is also called the Ruhr of Bengal.
Kolkata serves as the third-largest urban economy of the country, with vast architecture and diversified cultures, thereby serving as the cultural capital of India. It is the seventh-most populous city of India.
The climate in Durgapur shifts from tropical wet to dry weather throughout the year, exhibiting a transitional phase associated with a humid subtropical climate. The amount of precipitation in the city has significantly increased recently.
One can reach Durgapur by:
Located at a distance of 15 km from Durgapur’s city center, Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport is the domestic airport in Andal. It is associated with flights to Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, and other places. Air India and SpiceJet are the primary flight operators. The route via NH 19 is the fastest with usual traffic.
Falling in the Bardhaman-Asansol section, Durgapur Railway Station, located at a distance of 4 km from Durgapur, is a prominent railway station in the Eastern part of India and falls in the Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line of Indian Railways. It can be reached by the passengers traveling through the city via Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Avenue. The proximity provides easy access to the station.
NH 14, NH 19, SH 9 are significant highways connecting Durgapur to various places like Muchipara, Pandabeswar, Raniganj, etc. The road network connects districts like Birbhum, Purulia, and Bankura, thereby providing an easy commute.
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