Bhilai Travel Guide, India
Bhilai was initially part of Madhya Pradesh (a state in center India) but recently the state of Madhya Pradesh was split and Chhattisgarh was formed and now Bhilai is part of Chhattisgarh. Bhilai has a population of around 550000 inhabitants as per the consensus of year 2001. This has now become an outdated consensus and soon a new consensus will be conducted as experts say that the population of Bhilai has jumped up considerably in last couple of years.
Bhilai has the literacy rate of around 73 percent which is way above the national literacy rate which is around 59 percent. Bhilai was a small town for many years but after the successful establishment of Bhilai Steel Plant this region gained national importance. This steel plant is the only one that produces rails that are used to lay down railway lines. It is also an important producer for the various kinds of structural components and steel plates thus making it a major steel plant for India. This steel plant was planned by the Indian Government after the Indian Independence but soon USSR was asked for help as during those days India wasn’t that capable to start such a huge steel plant.
The Railway Station in Durg is responsible for connecting the city of Bhilai to the major cities of India. In terms of road transport, National Highway 6 is the one that passes through the city of Bhilai. This Steel City has no airport of its own but the Airport in the capital of Chhattisgarh (city of Raipur) is around 40 kilometer from the city of Bhilai and this is the airport which is used by those who want to travel to Bhilai or leave Bhilai without wasting time. Air transport is the best option for such travelers.
Bhilai is famous all over India for its institutions which prepare the students for various national level medical and engineering examinations. Teaching has become one of the most important businesses for the locals of Bhilai. All you need is some educated teachers and a comfortable room to start earning money.
One won’t find any fixed culture in the city of Bhilai as most of the inhabitants of Bhilai are migrants from the rest of the country. This migration took place in huge numbers when the Bhilai Steel Plant was newly launched. There was chance for huge job openings in the city and workers from the rest of the country migrated to Bhilai thus mixing the national culture at one place.
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