Bokaro Steel City

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Bokaro Steel City
Planned city
Entry Point from Chas.jpg
Bokaro Steel Plant.jpg City Centre, Bokaro.JPG
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Entry Point of City, Bokaro Steel Plant
City Centre Bokaro, Jagannath Temple
Garga River, Bokaro Steel City railway station
City Exit
Bokaro Steel City is located in Jharkhand
Bokaro Steel City
Bokaro Steel City
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°40′N 86°09′E / 23.67°N 86.15°E / 23.67; 86.15Coordinates: 23°40′N 86°09′E / 23.67°N 86.15°E / 23.67; 86.15
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
Founded by Steel Authority of India
 • Type Corporate
 • Body Steel Authority of India
 • Total 183 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 414,820(CITY)/564,319(UA)
 • Rank 4th in Jharkhand
 • Official Hindi, English
 • Other important Khortha, Santali, Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 827 0xx
Telephone code 91-06542
Vehicle registration JH-09-?

Bokaro Steel City a city located in East India in the state of Jharkhand. It is the administrative headquarters of Bokaro districtand sub-division. It is one of the most industrialised zones in India. Bokaro Steel City is amongst one of the three headquarters of the Police IG zone, apart from Ranchi and Dumka, covering seven districts — Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Giridih, Koderma, Chatra, Bokaro, and Ramgarh.[1]


Earlier the region was known as Manbhum. The area became prominent with the establishment of Steel Plant with the collaboration of Soviet Union. Later, the city was planned and developed with sectors 1 to 12 . Each sector is divided into Sub-Sectors A, B, C, D, E , F and G. Interestingly, sector 7 and 10 do not exists. Each Sector has shopping centres as well as play grounds and recreational areas. The entire city is planned meticulously with avenues, residential areas as well as commercial areas. The streets are lined with trees and pedestrian paths. Such meticulous plan for the city can rarely be matched by any city in Jharkhand and very few cities in India.[2]


As of the 2011 India census, Bokaro Steel City Urban agglomeration was the 86th largest urban agglomeration and fourth largest city in Jharkhand.[3]

As per 2011 Census of India, Bokaro Steel City Urban Agglomeration had a population of 564,319.[4] Bokaro Steel City Urban agglomeration is composed of Bokaro Steel City, Chas Municipal corporation and Bandhgora.[5]

As per 2011 census the number of literates in Bokaro Steel City (CT) was .[6]


The economy of the city is primarily based on Iron and Steel and Coal. There is very minimal agricultural activity as the area is highly industrialised. The city has presence of Steel Authority of India Ltd., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation , Electrosteel Castings amongst others.

  • Steel Authority India Limited

The economy of the City is primarily depended on the integrated steel plant established by Steel Authority of India . The Bokaro Steel Plant was established with the collaboration of Soviet Union when the First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru desired to establish a Steel Plant in the region.Bokaro Steel Plant expansion [7] to extend its capacity from 7.5 Metric Tonnes before 2011. In the same way, further plan for SAIL to extend the plant capacity to 17 Metric Tonnes before 2020. Apart from this a SAIL Greenfield Steel Plant is planned to set up before 2015, capacity of 5 MT. So before 2020 BSL total capacity goes up to 22 MT, approximately double the present capacity (13 MT) of SAIL all steel plants.

  • Electrosteel Castings Limited

A Kolkata-based water pipe manufacturer acquired 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land 18 km from the city and has erected its 2.2 MTPA steel plant. The company has invested close to Rs 80 Bn (USD 1.6 Bn) on this project which was operational from 2010.[8][9]

  • Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited

Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited Dalmia cement (BOJCL), the second joint venture between the Jaypee group and SAIL with management control vested in the company, is incorporated to set up a 2.1 MTPA capacity cement plant at Bokaro Steel City.[10]

  • ArcelorMittal[11][12] is looking to set up a 12 million tonne greenfield plant in Bokaro. The company is now looking for 8,000 acres (32 km2) of land but primarily take 2,500-acre (10 km2) of land at Petarwar/Kasmar (in Bokaro district) just 20 km from the city, nearby on NH-23. The company has been allocated 32–35 million cubic meter of water to be drawn from the Tenughat dam. In another move ArcelorMittal are to use the spare land of SAIL by establishing a new steel plant of 3–4 ml/ton capacity of 50:50 JV with PSU in BSL premises itself by the investment of $2.7 billion.
  • Tata Steel[13] wants to set up a steel plant with a capacity of 2–3 million tonnes at an investment of up to Rs. 140 billion in Bokaro along with SAIL. The jointly owned plant is proposed to come up on a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) plot of land that belongs to SAIL.
  • SAIL-POSCO JV Steel Plant: Steel minister Sri Virbhadra Singh has announced another new steel plant for Bokaro as part of a joint venture with Posco and SAIL by using FINEX technologies for high quality steel. The capacity of the plant will be 1.5 mt, establish in BSP periphery of 500 acres (2.0 km2).[14]
  • Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd,[15][16][17] which signed an MoU on 5 February 2003, has identified 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) for its project. Monnet Ispat will invest over Rs 140 billion for the project and is building a 280-mW power plant.
  • DVC and SAIL[18] have a joint venture of 50:50 to extend the capacity of Bokaro power plant from 500 MW to 1000 MW.
  • SEZ : Jharkhand government's second SEZ after Jamshedpur is planned to set up in BIADA in 500 acres (2.0 km2) land[citation needed].
  • Software Technology Park:[19] Buoyed by the success of the software technology park (STPI) in the state capital, the government is planning to set up two more STPIs — in Jamshedpur and Bokaro. The Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority (Biada) to make land available for the projects. It has suggested availability of land in the Balidih industrial area, where the ancillary units of Bokaro steel plant are housed.

Entertainment and Shopping[edit]

Malls and multiplexes[edit]

The Bokaro administration has taken a step to turn Bokaro into a shopping hub for the region. An anti-encroachment drive has been launched in the steel city to make way for malls and multiplexes. The BSL administration has prepared a blueprint to develop shopping destinations and multiple-screen theatres.

  • The Bokaro Mall – With a cost of ₹60 Crore, The Bokaro Mall-cum-multiplex is operational in the heart of the city. The new mall is established in the 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land with three screens of PVR Cinemas, Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail, Pizza Hut restaurants, food court, club with facilities of sauna bath and steam bath, gym, entertainment zone, gaming zone and swimming pool. Agrawal & Agrawal, one of the best professional architectural firms in Eastern India, has designed the mall, developed by Amit Realty Pvt. Ltd. and managed by Preeminent Management & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Eylex Multiplex – Devi Cinema is being converted, located in a prime commercial area. Three screen multiplex 750 seats
  • Glitz Cinema – Glitz Cinema is planning to open its second multiplex of Jharkhand in Bokaro by 2015. Currently, in Jharkhand, Glitz Cinema is only in Ranchi.[20]
  • AV Quetzal Mall – 5 storied, 30000sqf floored area mall coming up in city by 2016.[21]

Sports and culture[edit]

Mohan Kumar Mangalam Stadium



Bokaro Airport is used only by private aircraft of SAIL and visiting dignitaries. Bokaro Steel Limited has expressed its readiness to allow the use of its airport for the purpose.

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jharkhand Police Organisation Chart
  2. ^ "Bokaro". 22 Aug 2016. 
  3. ^ "View population details". Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Urban Agglomeration – Cities having population 1 lakh and above. Government of India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomerations haing population above 1 lakh and above, Census 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "PM inaugurates the modernization of Bokaro Steel Plant". Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Electrosteel in cash chase for Bokaro unit". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Electrosteel-Bokaro". The Economic Times. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Cement unit gets going in Bokaro". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  11. ^ ArcelorMittal explores other Jharkhand sites for steel plant in Bokaro Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "ArMittal hunts for new J'khand site in Bokaro". The Financial Express. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Tata Hunting place for its steel plant in Bokaro
  14. ^ Our Bureau (19 March 2010). "POSCO-SAIL new greenfield Plant". The Telegraph. Kolkota. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Monnet Steel & Power". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Navtan Kumar (17 September 2010). "Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  17. ^ BMW Steel Unit In Bokaro Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ DVC-SAIL joint venture to set up 500-MW power plant Archived 8 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "Steel cousins to host twin software technology parks". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Glitz Cinema". Business Standard. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  21. ^ AV mall
  22. ^ "Bokaro Attractions | Bokaro Place of interest". 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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