Travelogue by Rogen
Bokaro Steel City - Travelogue by Rogen Joseph
Affter Check out from hotel in Ranchi, capital of Jharkand i proceed to Hatia Railway station. Hatia is a railway station just before Ranchi. I catch Hatia-Patna Super Express at 6:10 Am. Train takes nearly three hours to reach Bokaro from Ranchi.
Now i'm standing in Bokaro Steel City in Bokaro district of Jharkhand state, India. This place is 110 km away from Ranchi. Bokaro is famous for its Steel Plant which is the biggest in Asia. I get shared riksha's that ply frequently to city center from railway station
Bokaro is one of the most industrialized zone in India and houses companies like Steel Authority of India, Bharat Refractories Limited, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited, Damodar Valley Corporation, subsidiaries of Coal India Limited, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Bokaro Power Supply Company Pvt. Limited (BPSCL), Indian Explosive Limited, Jaypee Group, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and many more. Some big corporates are also setting up there industries here, such as - ArcelorMittal 12ml/t steel plant, Posco 3ml/t steel plant and SAIL greenfield steel plant of 12 ml/t are coming soon around the city. Bokaro has an air strip reserved for private use of Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL)
Bokaro Steel Plant One of the largest steel mills in the country, with an output capacity of more than five million tonnes of salable steel. It is worth visiting place that give job opportunity to more than thirty thousand people. Its a fully integrated Steel plant hence a visit here will give you a first hand experience of Steel making from Raw Material Handling, Coke Ovens, Blast Furnace to Steel Melting Shops and Rolling Mills where you see the finished product.
City Centre, Sector 4 is a major shopping destination in Bokaro. City is well planned and you can buy anything you want from here. I also walk one km away to Laxmi market. I also spend few hours walking through Bokaro Mall.
Bokaro has a well maintained City Park with an artificial lake. These islands were designed in Japanese style.
Look at the other side of Cooling Ponds. It shows a distant view of powerplants as well
Affter completing an earlier scheduled industrial visit to one of the steel plants i say good bye to Bokaro steel city. I once again reach Bokaro railwaystation and catch a train to Gaya. Trains from Ranchi to Patna runs frequently in this route. I reach gaya that evening with a mission of visiting Bodh Gaya