Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur
Area64 sq. km
Population1.6 million
Temperature8.7 C - 44.2 C
Schools185
Colleges13

Table of contents
1 Introduction
2 Sections of the city
3 How to get there
4 Places of Interest
5 Colleges
6 Schools
7 External Links

Introduction

A city founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, Jamsehdpur (जमशेदपूर), then known as Sakchi was home to the first private Iron and Steel company of India. The areas sorrounding Jamshedpur are rich with minerals like iron ore, coal, manganese, lime etc. Some of these areas are Jamadoba, Noamundi and West Bokaro.

The city was named Jamshedpur in 1919 by Lord Chelmsford, in honour of its founder. J.N.Tata had written to his son Dorabji Tata about his vision of a great city in the area. His birthday is celebrated on 3rd March every year as 'Founders Day'.

Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chottanagpur plateau, it is sorrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills, and the rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkhai run through it.

It is a modern, industrial city; the main industries being iron and steel, truck manufacturing, tinplate production and other Small and Medium Scale Industries revolving around these products. The largest factory is the Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO), and it rings around most of the city's periphery. The other major factory in the city is called Tata Electric and Locomotive Company (TELCO), which manufactures heavy vehicles in the city. Most of the SMEs are located just outside Jamshedpur, in the Adityapur Industrial Estate.

Life in the city is comfortable, with most areas having 24 hours running water and electricity. Facilities are maintained by Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), and is funded by TISCO. However, areas not maintained by JNAC experience intermittent power cuts, bad roads and government apathy.

The conversational language is Hindi, though the city itself is of a cosmopolitan nature. The main ethnic groups are Biharis, Adivasis and Bengalis. The major festivals are Deepavali, Holi, Id-ul-fitr and Christmas. Adivasis celebrate 'Tusu' and Biharis celebrate Chatt.

Sections of the city

How to get there

  • Air : There is an aiport at Sonari, which used to have Vayudoot flights to Calcutta. Now it is only used for private airplanes and gliding lessons.
  • Rail : Tatanagar (Jamshedpur) is an important railway junction station on the South Eastern Railway and is connected directly to all the major cities of India, viz. Calcutta, Bombay, Patna, Ranchi, Puri etc. The Railway station is known as Tatanagar.
  • Road : Jamshedpur is connected by road with most of the major cities in India. Regular bus services are available from Jamshedpur to Ranchi (131 km), Patna, Gaya, Calcutta (250 km), Hazaribagh etc.
  • Moving around within the city : Private vehicles are very popular, though Mini Buses, Auto Rickshaws and Cycle Ricksaws are available in all parts of the town.

Places of Interest

  • Jubilee Park : This is 200 Acre Park with a zoo and a lake.
  • Dimna Lake : 8 miles from Jamshedpur nestling at the foot of Dalma hills.
  • Rivers Meet : The confluence of rivers Kharkai and Subarnarekha is located.
  • Dalma Hills : North of Subarnarenkha river it stretches from east to west by about 16 kms. It is accessible by road.

Colleges

Schools

  • Loyola High School
  • Sacred Heart Convent High School
  • Rajendra Vidyalaya
  • Jamshedpur Public School
  • Kerala Samajam High School
  • Narbheram Hansraj High School
  • Beldih High School

External Links




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