Durgapur is a tier-II city, located around 140 KM from Kolkata. Is the fourth largest urban agglomeration after Kolkata, Asansol and Siliguri in West Bengal and second planned city after Chandigarh. 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 one of the biggest industrial hubs of India and was planned as an integrated industrial town. 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 was followed by many industrial units like Durgapur Steel Plant, SAIL, Hindustan Steel.Ltd. Mining and Allied Machinery Corp (MAMC) etc. This attracted people from all over India to this emerging industrial town of Bengal. To cater the needs to people lots of market places, parks, mall, multiplex, school, colleges developed in and around Durgapur.
Top places to visit in Durgapur
includes Junction Mall(the biggest mall in Durgapur). Junction Mall is South Bengal’s largest family destination housing an eclectic mix of 200+ national & international brands for Clothing, Designer-wear, Shoes, Toys, Electronics, Food & Entertainment.