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Metropolitian City
Nickname(s): Steel City of India
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
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Smt.Nirmala Yadav (congress)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Rank 70
 • Metro 1,064,000
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 490 0xx
Vehicle registration CG-07

Bhilai is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India.[1] The city is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the state's 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.

Notable people[edit]

  • Anurag Basu, Movie Director
  • Abhishek Agrawal, Author of 2 National Bestsellers
  • Rajesh Chauhan, former Indian cricketer
  • Saba Anjum Karim, Hockey Player
  • Omkar Das Manikpuri, Indian stage and film actor
  • Teejan Bai, exponent of Pandavani
  • Amit Sana, Runner up in Indian Idol 1.
  • Mohammad Aeltemesh, Advocate Supreme Court of India
  • Anupama Bhagwat, sitar player
  • Akash Singh, Passionate Educationist and Aptitude Trainer(Founder of Ardent Studies, Bhilai)
  • Suzanna Mukherjee, MTV Roadies contestant & upcoming Bollywood actress
  • Dhawal Baghel, Director of ASN Advertisers & Print Media.
  • Shariq Rizvi, Director of Engineering at Twitter and co-founder of Dasient
  • Dr. M K Khanduja, Chairman & MD, Apollo BSR Hopitals
  • Dr. Ujjwal Patni, International trainer & motivational speaker & Author of many bestsellers.
  • Dr. Sandhya Shrivastava, MDS, Renowned Dentist (Prof. & H.O.D.)
  • Prof. D N Sharma, Educationalist. Also works for literacy, Community Health & Science Popularization

Notable institutions[edit]

  • Ardent Studies,171 New Civic Center Bhilai,(Coaching for CAT/MAT/CLAT/Bank-PO and SSC in Bhilai)
  • Shri Shankaracharya College of Nursing, Hudco, Bhilai (C.G)
  • Kritartha Management and Consultancy Services (P) Ltd.- Bhilai
  • KRITARTHA Academy, Kritartha Towers, Nehru Nagar East, Bhilai
  • Parthivi College of Engineering & Management, Sirsakala, Bhilai-3, Distt: Durg, (C.G.)
  • Bhilai Institute of Technology - An AICTE approved college of Engineering
  • St. Thomas College - Bhilai
  • Rungta College of Engineering & Technology(RCET)- Bhilai
  • Shri Shankracharya Technical Campus - Junwani, Bhilai
  • ASN Advertisers & Print Media, Bhilai.
  • Surya Treasure Island - Bhilai
  • Delhi Public School, Bhilai
  • RKS Garden A/c Marriage & Reception Hall, Bhilai, Distt: Durg (C.G.)
  • Krishna Public School,Bhilai, Distt: Durg (C.G)
  • Kalyan PG College, Bhilainagar, a multi-faculty College with Recognised Research Centres in 9 Subjects.
  • MGM Senior Secondary School, Bhilai
  • Rungta College of engineering and Technology,kohka, kurud road,Bhilai

See also[edit]


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