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5 things Durgapur is known for all across India

Durgapur is known all over INDIA for massive industrialization.

As the area is situated in Damodar Valley, and in “Ruhr of India” , so the scope of massive industrialization meets ample of industrial requirements.

Raniganj coal mine is really near from Durgapur.

So, easy supply and transportation of high quality coal is really helpful for growth of industries.

There are many more things, for which Durgapur is famous not only in West Bengal, but all over India.

Here are 5 reasons why Durgapur is known all across India:

  1. Durgapur Steel Plant
  2. Durgapur Airport
  3. NIT Durgapur
  4. Durgapur Barrage
  5. CMERI

Now lets see each of them in details…

1. Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP)

Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) is famous in all over the India for production of finest grade of steel and iron products.

It was founded in the year 1959 and was set up with the help of United Kingdom.

It is one of the ventures under Steel Authority of India (SAIL).

Former chief minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy gave a new shape to Durgapur.

He also granted permission from former prime minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru to establish the steel plant in Durgapur and set Durgapur one step ahead of other major Industrial hubs.

People from all across India come to work here and gets settled in the beautiful city of Durgapur.

However, the plant is not open to general public and you need to have permission to make a visit to this steel plant.

2. Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (Durgapur Airport)

Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, is a domestic airport, which is situated near Durgapur.

This domestic airport was inaugurated by chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.

Durgapur airport

This domestic airport connects West Bengal with other important cities of India like, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

Presently, the airport is served by Air India and Spicejet.

3. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NIT, Durgapur) is a public technical university located in Durgapur.

It was established in the year of 1960. NIT Durgapur currently ranked 47th among all engineering colleges in India.

Many scholars from all across India has successfully achieved their degrees from this institution.

4. Durgapur Barrage

As the Industrial revolution started in Durgapur, there was a huge urgency of water in factories.

So, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) constructed this barrage in the year 1955 on the river Damodar just to boost up industrial civilization.

Beside its Industrial significance, this barrage is also significant for the people of Durgapur.

It is one of the places of attraction for its mesmerizing beauty.


The Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) is a public engineering research and development institution located in Durgapur.

It is a important constituent laboratory of the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR).

Last but not the least, the major reason for what Durgapur is famous all across India is


The people of Durgapur, i.e. you all, are extremely friendly, they hold a good mentality.

That’s why they are appreciated all across India.

Those non residential Durgapurians who got settled across the globe and are still proud of Durgapur for being their home town.

So, that’s the end of our list.

Being a major Industrial capital, if you think Durgapur is covered in black smoke and dust then you are completely wrong.

Like industries, Durgapur has ample green forests around the city.

With trees on both side of the roads, it’s also famous for its natural beauty.

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