Durgapur is a tier-II city and a municipal corporation in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the third largest urban agglomeration after Kolkata and Asansol in West Bengal and third planned city after the independence of India, it was planned by two American architects, Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk in 1955. Durgapur is the only city in eastern India to have an operational dry dock. Durgapur is located at 23.55°N 87.32°E / 23.55. It has an average elevation of 65 metres. Durgapur is in the Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal, on the bank of the Damodar River, just before it enters the alluvial plains of Bengal; the topography is undulating. The coal-bearing area of the Raniganj coalfields lies just beyond Durgapur; the area was forested till recent times, some streaks of the original Sal and eucalyptus forests can still be seen. Durgapur police station, located on Aurobindo Avenue, Durgapur Steel Township, has jurisdiction over parts of Andal CD Block.

The area covered is 80 km2 and the population covered is 292,841. Coke Oven police station, located near Durgapur railway station, has jurisdiction over parts of Durgapur municipal corporation; the area covered is 49 km2 and the population covered is 136,181. New Township police station, located in MAMC township, has jurisdiction over parts of Durgapur municipal corporation and Faridpur Durgapur CD Block; the area covered is 23 km2 and the population covered is 160,411. In the 2011 census, Durgapur Urban Agglomeration had a population of 581,409 out of which 301,700 were males and 279,709 were females; the 0–6 years population was 51,930. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 87.70. Durgapur Urban Agglomeration included 2 census towns: Bamunara and Arra. In the 2011 census, Durgapur Municipal Corporation had a population of 566,937 out of which 294,349 were males and 272,588 were females; the 0–6 years population was 50,512. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 87.84. According to Census of India 2011, Hinduism is the predominant religion in this city, followed by Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and others.

Out of 5,66,517 people living in Durgapur. Durgapur is one of the biggest industrial hubs of India and was planned as an integrated industrial town, it lays on the banks of Damodar river and coalfields of Raniganj. Durgapur was a dream of former prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and chief minister of West Bengal, Bidhan Chandra Roy; the first project in Durgapur was Damodar Valley Corporation's Durgapur Barrage which attracted many public sector units. Durgapur Steel Plant was the first PSU established in the region in 1955 with the help of U. K, undertook by SAIL. An alloy plant was established by Hindustan Steel. Ltd in 1965, acquired by SAIL. Mining and Allied Machinery Corp established in 1964. Hindustan Fertilisers Corporation was operational but got closed down. Durgapur is an emerging I. T and real estate hub have many proposed residential areas like DLF's Durgapur Township Durgapur is the preferred gateway to the districts of Bankura and Purulia. NH 19 passes through the city jurisdiction and SH 9 originates from Muchipara in the city.

NH 14 passes through the north-western suburb of Pandabeswar and passes through Raniganj and heads away towards Odisha. It happens to be one of the few cities that have an Asian Highway passing directly through the city jurisdiction; the AH1 links Japan with Turkey, through Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Iran. Durgapur has bus terminus at Benachiti-I, Benachiti-II, City Center, Station More. Within the city, private mini-buses operate from Prantika to Station terminus, via different routes through the city. Auto-rickshaws ply between City Center, Railway Station and other parts of the city in a number of routes. Pre-paid taxis are available in the city from City Center Terminus. Additionally and auto-rickshaw services for the city are offered online. Only one Bus is available for the Kalyani-Bansberia route and it departs from Benachity at 4:40 am and from Kalyani at 10 am every day. SBSTC and various other private buses ranging from sleepers to premium Volvo's are available from City Centre, Durgapur for Kolkata, Barddhaman, Barakar and other nearby cities.

The domestic airport of the city is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. The airport is 15 kilometres from Durgapur's City Centre, it is India's first private-sector Greenfield airport. It is located in a place called Andal. An air force station at Panagarh, belonging to the Indian Air Force, is used as a base for a C-130J Hercules squadronal. Durgapur is served by Durgapur railway station, it is one of the most important station of Eastern Railways where all express trains give a stop, except a few long distance trains like the Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani express and Duronto express. It falls in the Bardhaman-Asansol section of Eastern Railways and Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line of Indian Railways. Durgapur experiences a somewhat transitional climate between the tropical wet and dry climate of Kolkata and the more humid subtropical climate further north. Summers are ext

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