Kandra

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Kandra
city
Kandra is located in Jharkhand
Kandra
Kandra
Kandra is located in India
Kandra
Kandra
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 22°51′N 86°03′E / 22.85°N 86.05°E / 22.85; 86.05Coordinates: 22°51′N 86°03′E / 22.85°N 86.05°E / 22.85; 86.05
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Saraikela Kharsawan district
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,210
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Bengali, Odiya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 832402
Vehicle registration JH 05

Kandra is a census town in Saraikela Kharsawan district in the Indian state of Jharkhand, though it lies in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand it is considered as an integral part of the Jamshedpur Metropolitan Region.

Geography[edit]

Kandra is located at 22°51′N 86°03′E / 22.85°N 86.05°E / 22.85; 86.05.[1] It has an average elevation of 226 metres (741 feet).

Township[edit]

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A view of Kandra Township

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Kandra had a population of 11,210. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kandra has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 49%. In Kandra, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture[edit]

Kandra is famous for Manasa Puja, dedicated to the goddess of snakes.

Industries[edit]

Adhunik Group.

Nilachal Iron and Power Ltd.

Roadways[edit]

Kandra is well connected with all major cities of Jharkhand and other parts of India through national and state highways. The major highways are:

  • 4 lane Expressway (Adityapur-Kandra Road) connects Jamshedpur to Barbil via Seraikela, Chaibasa.
  • National Highway 32 (NH-32) passes through Kandra connects Jamshedpur to Govindpur via Dhanbad, Purliya, Chandil,

Railways[edit]

Kandra Junction is a railway junction on the Chakradharpur division, of the South Eastern Railway. Kandra station has about 4 platforms and 2 thorough tracks for non stopping trains. Few of the long distance trains heading to Tatanagar Railway Station stop at platform 3 and 2.

Airport[edit]

Tata Steel had in proposed to set up a 600-acre (2.4 km2) Greenfield airport on the outskirts of Jamshedpur in Kandra, Adityapur-Seraikela region. In June 2011 Tata Steel and TRIL entered formally into a joint venture for building the airport.[3] The new airport will be of international standard with a 10,000 ft runway, it will have the capacity to allow commercial airliners such as the Airbus A320 to land and take off which was not possible from the present airport.[4] As of December 2012, Land acquisition process has started for the Airport. Out of 528 acres (214 ha) of required land 90% is owned by Govt. whereas rest is private land. The company is at present facing opposition in the acquisition process from the local villagers.[5]

Schools[edit]

Harish Chandra Vidhya Mandir, Kandra

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Harish Chandra Vidhya Mandir , Kandra

Bank[edit]

Jharkhand Gramin Bank, Kandra.

State Bank of India, Kandra.

Canara Bank, Kandra.

Punjab National Bank, Kandra.

Dena Bank, Kandra.

Bank of India, Kandra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kandra
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Tata Steel and TRIL inks JV for Jamshedpur airport - 211947". Steelguru.com. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived 4 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Tatas candid on airport land poser". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 2012-08-03. 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jamshedpur/Locals-oppose-Tata-plan-for-new-airport/articleshow/52218359.cms