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Jagdalpur
Metropolitan
Nickname(s): city of streets
Jagdalpur is located in Chhattisgarh
Jagdalpur
Jagdalpur
Jagdalpur is located in India
Jagdalpur
Jagdalpur
Coordinates: 19°04′N 82°02′E / 19.07°N 82.03°E / 19.07; 82.03Coordinates: 19°04′N 82°02′E / 19.07°N 82.03°E / 19.07; 82.03
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
Division Bastar Division
District Bastar District
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Mr. Jatin Jaiswal
 • Collector Mr.Dhananjay Dewangan (IAS)
Area
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 3,10,478 (Urban)
 • Rank 4th in state
Languages
 • Official Hindi
 • Native Halbi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 494001, 494002(Dharampura )
Telephone code 07782-xxxxxx
Vehicle registration CG-17
Website www.bastar.gov.in

Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division. It was earlier the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar.

Demographics

Indravati River Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh India

As of the year 2016, Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation had a population of 3,10,478.[1] The Municipal Corporation have a sex ratio of 985 females per 1,000 males and 19.0% of the population were under six years old.[1] Effective literacy was 90.44%; male literacy was 92.51% and female literacy was 88.37%.[1]

Industry and Economy

Jagdalpur's is primarily an agarian economy, although it has many small scale and afew large scale industries as well. Furniture Industries and rice mills are the most common industries in this region. Nagarnar Steel Plant, being set up at its outskirts, is at an advanced construction and is slated for commissioning in October 2018.[2], [3]

Nagarnar Steel Plant

NMDC, as part of its diversification, value addition and forward integration programme is setting up a 3 MTPA capacity greenfield Integrated Steel Plant based on HiSmelt technology in Nagarnar, located 16 km from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh state with an estimated outlay of Rs 20000 crore.[4]

Construction work for the project is in progress and around 90.59% of civil work, 79.01% structural erection, 60.36% equipment erection have been completed as on 31st December 17.[5]

Baijendra Kumar, Chairman cum Managing Director, NMDC has set October 2018 as the deadline to commission the plant.[6]

Places of Interest

The contribution of Tourism in the Economy of Jagdalpur Tourism is one of the main sources of income for the city. The city is rightly said to be the paradise of tourists looking for fun and frolic in Jagdalpur. The city is an abode of many wildlife, temples, waterfalls, caves, lakes, museums, historic monuments and what not. Some of the must-visit places in Jagdalpur are Chitrakote Falls, Teerathgarh Falls, Kotumsar Cave, Tamda Ghumar waterfalls, Mendri Ghumar waterfalls, Kanger Ghati National Park, Indravati National Park, Danteshwari Temple, the historic Temples in Barsoor, Jagannath temple, Mavli temple, Laxmi-Narayan temple, The Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple and more.[7]

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has identified Jagdalpur-Teerathgarh-Chitrakoot-Barsur-Dantewada-Teerathgarh Circuit as one of the 45 Mega Tourist Destinations/Circuits in India on the basis of footfalls and their future tourism potential.[8]

Transport

Road Transport

Road network in and around Jagdalpur can be seen from the road network map of the area.

Jagdalpur is connected by road with the Chhattisgarh state Raipur, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and nearby National Highways providing onward connectivity to major towns and cities of India.

Bus Services (Both Luxury and Ordinary) are available from Jagdalpur to major cities like Raipur, Bilaspur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Warangal, Visakhapatnam, Amravati, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada etc.

The National Highways passing through Jagdalpur are NH 30 (connecting Raipur to Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh via NH 65), and NH 63 (connecting Jagdalpur to Nizamabad in Telangana) while passing through Maharashtra.

NH 30 at Raipur connects Jagdalpur to Asian Highway 46 leading to Nagpur and Kolkata. NH 30 near Vijayawada connects Jagdalpur to NH 65 leading to Hyderabad and Pune.

NH 63 at Bhopalpatnam connects with NH 163, which once completed, would connect Jagdalpur to Warangal and Hyderabad.

Missing links in NH 63[9]

Even though the NH 63 purports to connect Jagdalpur to Nizamabad in Telangana while passing through Maharashtra, the connectivity has not been established till date due to one missing bridge en route, as of April 2018. This can be seen from the road network map of the area.

Rail Transport

Jagdalpur is reasonably well connected by rail line with eastern part of India. There are regular trains connecting Jagdalpur to Howrah, Bhubaneshwar and Visakhapatnam. The rail connectivity of Jagdalpur to Durg via Rayagada and Raipur is about 658 km long and takes 14.5 hours of travel time as compared to that by road which takes about 6–7 hours (distance 300 kms). [10] In order to address this issue and provide connectivity of Jagdalpur with Raipur, Dalli–Rajhara–Jagdalpur line is under construction from Dalli Rajhara side till Rowghat. In parallel, construction between Jagdalpur and Rowghat is also slated to commence shortly as preparatory works are currently underway.

Jagdalpur-Rowghat Rail Line Status

NMDC, IRCON, SAIL and CMDC have signed an agreement on 20 January 2016 and pursuant to the same, a company named Bastar Railway Private Limited (BRPL) has already been formed on 5 May 2016 [11] for undertaking implementation of the railway line from Jagdalpur to Rowghat.

NDMC has the biggest shareholding in BRPL at 43 percent while SAIL, IRCON & Govt. of Chhattisgarh have shareholding of 21 percent, 26 percent and 10 percent respectively. [12]

BRPL and IRCON have signed a project execution agreement in July 2017, under which IRCON will construct the railway line between Jagdalpur and Rawghat in Chhattisgarh. The railway line will have 13 new Railway stations and the estimated project cost of this Rail corridor is Rs 2,538 crore approximately.[13]

Presently, Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this section of the rail line has already been sanctioned by the Railways Board.[14]

Survey work is currently underway and the target was earlier set to complete survey work of Jagdalpur-Kondagaon-Narayanpur by the month of March 2016 and of Narayanpur-Rowghat section by the month of May 2016, but there have been delays reported. In a government review carried out in February 2018, [15] it was reported that the survey work for Jagdalpur to Kondagaon railway track laying comprising length of 91.76 km had been completed for Jagdalpur-Rowghat Railway project. It was also reported that the survey work for Kondagaon to Rowghat for the 91.6 km to 140 km distance in under progress. The project team was directed by government to complete all the survey work for the project by March 15, 2018.

Air Transport

Prime Minister of India during his visit in April 2018 has confirmed that the new airport being constructed at Jagdalpur would become fully operational in the next couple of months, i.e. by end May 2018.[16]

The construction of the airport in Jagdalpur is at an advanced stage of completion and scheduled services between Jagdalpur, Raipur and Visakhapatnam are slated to commence by 15 May 2018 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) of Government of India.[17] Jagdalpur airport is spread over an area of 132 acres.

Climate

Jagdalpur has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with three main seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Summers last from March to May and are hot, with the average maximum for May reaching 38.1 °C (100.6 °F). The weather cools off somewhat for the monsoon season from June to September, which features very heavy rainfall. Winters are warm and dry.

Climate data for Jagdalpur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.9
(91.2)
35.9
(96.6)
39.6
(103.3)
45.5
(113.9)
50.8
(123.4)
46.6
(115.9)
35.9
(96.6)
33.4
(92.1)
34.0
(93.2)
33.9
(93)
33.0
(91.4)
31.5
(88.7)
50.8
(123.4)
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
31.2
(88.2)
35.1
(95.2)
37.6
(99.7)
38.1
(100.6)
33.4
(92.1)
28.9
(84)
28.4
(83.1)
29.8
(85.6)
30.0
(86)
28.5
(83.3)
27.6
(81.7)
31.4
(88.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
23.0
(73.4)
26.9
(80.4)
30.0
(86)
31.2
(88.2)
28.5
(83.3)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
25.9
(78.6)
24.7
(76.5)
21.7
(71.1)
19.5
(67.1)
25.2
(77.4)
Average low °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
14.7
(58.5)
18.6
(65.5)
22.3
(72.1)
24.3
(75.7)
23.6
(74.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.4)
19.4
(66.9)
14.8
(58.6)
11.3
(52.3)
18.9
(66.1)
Record low °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
7.0
(44.6)
8.3
(46.9)
14.8
(58.6)
17.0
(62.6)
14.3
(57.7)
18.3
(64.9)
19.3
(66.7)
17.4
(63.3)
11.0
(51.8)
5.9
(42.6)
4.4
(39.9)
2.8
(37)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7
(0.28)
11
(0.43)
12
(0.47)
44
(1.73)
90
(3.54)
295
(11.61)
352
(13.86)
367
(14.45)
200
(7.87)
87
(3.43)
26
(1.02)
4
(0.16)
1,495
(58.85)
Average rainy days 0.8 1.5 1.6 4.5 6.8 13.8 20.5 21.1 15.4 6.8 2.2 0.6 95.6
Average relative humidity (%) 59 51 42 43 47 69 84 86 82 74 68 65 64
Source: NOAA (1971–1990)[18]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "nagarnar to implant new". patrika. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "NMDC'S NAGARNAR STEEL PLANT TO START OP IN OCT: CMD". DailyPioneer. April 25, 2018. 
  4. ^ http://www.projectsinfo.in/News.aspx?nId=7dnGsGVKFCkeGmlJyFhljw==
  5. ^ "Steel Ministry Annual Report 2017-18 presentation" (PDF). IICHE. March 7, 2018. 
  6. ^ "NMDC'S NAGARNAR STEEL PLANT TO START OP IN OCT: CMD". DailyPioneer. April 25, 2018. 
  7. ^ jagdalpur, article history. "govt of india" (PDF). Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Development of Mega Destination and Tourist Circuit". PIB. 28 April 2018. 
  9. ^ Life at the end of the road – Hindustan Times[dead link]
  10. ^ "Train Departures from Jagdalpur". IndianRailInfo. April 28, 2018. 
  11. ^ "BASTAR RAILWAY PRIVATE LIMITED". Toefler. 28 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "NMDC SPENDING RS 50.36 CR FOR RAILWAY TRACK DOUBLING WORK". Dailypioneer.com. 15 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "NMDC JV to construct Rs 2,538 Crore rail corridor project with IRCON". Railnews.in. 21 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Centre gives nod to 3 new trains for C'garh". Hitavada. 26 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "COMPLETE ALL SURVEY WORK FOR RLY PROJECT BY MARCH 15". Daily Pioneer. 25 February 2018. 
  16. ^ "CM Raman Singh gets PM's pat for Chhattisgarh development". TOI. April 15, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Direct flights to three cities from May 15". PunjabKesari. April 24, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Jagdalpur Climate Normals 1971–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 

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