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Hindi: भिलाई
Twin City
Bhilai nagar Railway Station
Bhilai nagar Railway Station
Bhilai is located in Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E / 21.21; 81.38Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E / 21.21; 81.38
Country India
State Chhattisgarh
District Durg
 • Mayor Smt.Nirmala Yadav (congress)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Metro 10,64,000
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 490 0xx
Vehicle registration CG-07

Bhilai is a city in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India. As of 2001, it had a population of 556,366.[1] The city is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the capital Raipur, on the main HowrahMumbai rail line, and National Highway 6. Bhilai is famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, which is the largest steel plant in India and known for being the only manufacturer of rails in the country used by Indian Railways.


In the 2011 census Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,064,077.[2] Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration includes: Durg (M Corp.), Bhilai Nagar (M Corp.), Dumar dih (part) (OG), Bhilai Charoda (M), Jamul (M), Kumhari (M), Ahmed Nagar (Camp-02), Farid Nagar and Utai (NP).[3]


The climate is pleasant and mild in the winter (minimum temperature 10 °C, 50 °F). There are medium rains in the monsoon season. The summers are very hot and dry, with maximum temperature 48 °C (118.4 °F), and minimum humidity.


The town of Bhilai Nagar is the second best planned township in India. Bhilai Nagar is divided into 10 sectors and various other areas. Bhilai is part of the new towns set up in independent India to enhance modernization, productivity, development. Other new Steel Authority of India towns include Rourkela, Bokaro, Durgapur. New Towns and cities built in independent India include Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, etc. Bhilai has been listed as one of the top three best planned cities in India.[citation needed] The steel township campus is managed by in house town planning department. The municipal corporation of Bhilai Nagar is Nagar Palik Nigam, Bhilai.[4] Bhilai has three road spines or arterial roads which bind the town.

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  1. ^ Census van 1 maart 2001 (via
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
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