Localities and Areas in BokaroBokaro City is an important industrial zone of India and is famous for its steel plant, which is the largest in Asia and is the fourth integrated public sector steel plant in the country built with Soviet help. The city has a population of about 1,000,000 with area more than 200 sq. km. The city is well-planned and systematic with wide 4/6 lanes roads across the city and has all the basic amenities. Bokaro is a good example of a city that transformed from a remote region to an urban centre and its progressive developments.
The city has popular tourist destinations for people belonging to other parts of the country and abroad. Bokaro Steel City has a cosmopolitan culture with a strong multi-dimensional economic base that has risen to become a regional urban centre for lakhs of people drawn from various parts across the country. Being an industrial zone, Bokaro has three major pillars of growth on which the entire city is built: Bokaro Steel Plant, The Township and Bokaro Thermal Power Station.
Bokaro Steel PlantBokaro Steel Plant is main attraction of the region. The profit making unit of SAIL is also one of the major employer in the region. Plant is divided into numerous units and are efficiently handled by team of experienced professionals. From time to time upgradation of various units are carried out to ensure proper functioning of this mega size plant.
The TownshipWith the growth of industrial units urgent need for setting up of township was felt to accommodate working classes. What followed was immense development at a fast pace. Initially, Sector III and Camps I and II were the first to be a part of the well-planned township followed by Sector II, IX, IV and so on. On invitation from the BSL management, the Jesuits from Hazaribagh built the first private school of the town, the famous St. Xavier’s School. With good planning and smooth-paced development in 1980’s, the township grew rapidly with new sector schools, parks, zoos and other public amenities. With the completion of IV/F and IV/G, the township development culminated. At present, the city consists of ten sectors i.e. from Sector I to Sector XII, excluding sectors VII and X as these do not exist. Each sector is further divided into sub-sectors A, B, C and so on.
As the years went by, the development took to another level. The late 1990’s saw the new generation development with the appended projects and growth including the City Park, new schools, better amenities and the success of its students in the All India Competitive exams including IITs.In all, the township reflects a very well-developed city with all basic amenities. Bokaro is, at present, a simple city with high indulgence in store for everyone from people living in the city as well as the visitors. Bokaro is a small city but a very well developed city with all the amenities.
Thermal Power StationBokaro Thermal Power Station situated on the banks of Konar river is one of the coal-based power plants of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and is the oldest thermal power plant in Asia. The power plant was set up over India’s first multipurpose river valley project. It was started in 1952, in collaboration with United States of America and West Germany, by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Residential Areas in BokaroThe township is built is such a way that the areas can be easily accessed and has all the provisions for the people. The entire township is divided into sectors where each sector is significant like others. The residential areas are on consequent increase with the rapid development of the city. These residential areas in this sector have all the basic amenities like with wide roads across the city, good sewage system, a 24-hour electricity supply, a green-clean environment and others.
Sector 1 : Near Chas, Sector I is home to many officers of Bokaro Steel Plant and is famous for Ram Mandir . The nearby market area is a perfect hangout places for shopping and other activities. Here you can find D type, CD type i.e Semipermanent quaters and C and B type quarters. Both C and B type quarters are meant for the officer classes and are quite spacious.
Sector 2: Near Chas, Sector 2 is inhabited mostly by non executive classes. General Post Office is located in this sector. Every year a grand fair takes place on the eve of Duusshera in this part of Bokaro.
Sector 3 : One of the oldest sector in Bokaro Sector 3 once was once hub of activities in the city. Many schools and colleges are located in this part of the city. Sector 3 market is prime shopping area in this part of city.
Sectror 4: Sector 4 is famous for its City Center market and number of cinema halls and clubs. Bokaro General Hospital is also located in Sector 4. The latest addition to this part are 4G and 4F which came into being after clearing the forested land near the region.
Sector 5: Home to Bokato Ispat Club, Sector 5 is a prime location with many B type quarters housing numerous officials of the plant. Famous Dusshera maidan is located in this part of the city.
Sector 6: Located near Sector 5 it is also one of the important regions in Bokaro.
Sector 8: It is one of the busiest are of the city and numerous taxi stands are located in this part. From here you can catch autos for Chas and Bokaro Railway Station.
Sector 9: It is located near Sector 8 and is famous for its weekly local bazaars.
Sector 11: This part houses apartments for security forces and connects to Dhanbad district near Bokaro.
Sector 12: Near to Sector 2 lies Sector 12. It is a crowded places. Thanks to the presence of market area where you can find articles of daily use including fruits, vegetables and more. BMP Camp is located here.
Cooperative Colony: Near to Sector 12 lies Cooperative colony where there is no government flats and the place houses individually owned flats. This is one of the posh areas in the city and is famous for beautiful bungalow sized duplex.