Bokaro Steel City
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|Bokaro Steel City|
|Planned City / Urban Agglomeration|
|Founded by||Steel Authority of India|
|Named for||Steel Manufacturing Sector/Gas Exploration|
|• Body||Steel Authority of India|
|• Total||183 km2 (71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|Population (As of 2011[update])|
|• Rank||4th in Jharkhand, 86th in India|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||(+91)- 06542|
|Vehicle registration||JH 09|
Bokaro Steel City is a city in Jharkhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bokaro district and one of the most populous cities in the state of Jharkhand. The city stands at an elevation of 210 metres (690 feet) above sea level and has an urban area of 183 square kilometres (71 square miles). Bounded on the east by Dhanbad and Purulia, on the west by Ramgarh and Hazaribagh, on the north by Giridih and on the south by Ranchi. It is accessible through National Highway NH 143 & NH-18.
Each sector has shopping centres, playgrounds, schools, recreational areas and health centres. The entire city is planned with avenues and residential areas as well as commercial areas. Bokaro was one of the first planned cities in the state of Jharkhand.
Bokaro Airport is an unserviced airport with no scheduled commercial flights. However, the Government of India has planned to connect Bokaro to the regional hub of Patna and an international airport in Kolkata through the UDAN regional airport development scheme, opening the airport up could see commercial flights by 2019.
A team from the Airports Authority of India, accompanied by state civil aviation director Captain S.K. Sinha visited Bokaro to assess the airport and decide how to execute its expansion. The report suggested a revamp of the airport before public usage.
Bokaro Steel City railway station lies at the edge of the Jharia Coalfield and serves the residents of Bokaro and the surrounding mining-industrial area. It is an A category station, with amenities including air-conditioned waiting rooms, a food court, charging points, a foot over-bridge, and computerised ticket reservation counters. The railway station is operated by the South Eastern Railway of the Indian Railways, and provides connectivity to neighbouring states and major metropolitan areas such as Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
- Mohan Kumar Mangalam Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in sector 4, the heart of the city. It can seat 30,000 fans.
- Senapati Cricket Stadium was constructed in 1995 and is currently maintained by Steel Authority of India.
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