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Asansol : Overview
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Area Size :  N/A Sq. Km.   Population :  1.06 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Bengali, Hindi, English  
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Asansol, a coal-mining-industrial-commercial centre, is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata. It has over 1,000,000 residents. It is a subdivision located in Bardhaman District, in the western periphery of the state. It has a rich mineral resource-base, a committed and large work force, moderately high per capita income, a good number of educational establishments, good connectivity, a conspicuous industrial identity; several of housing complexes, and a vast land suitable for versatile industrial ventures, institutions, transport and commerce. In fine, the opportunity for growth and development is enormous, adequately fitting into the large hinterland stretching down to Bankura and Purulia districts and even North Bengal, linked to parts of Orissa and Jharkhand states. The population of this area is expected to increase rapidly in the future. Soon Asansol is going to be upgraded to a Mega City. According to a report released by International Institute for Environment and Development, a UK-based policy research non-governmental body, Asansol is one among the 11 Indian cities, which have made it into the list of 100 fastest growing cities in the world


October to March

Asansol By Air

The nearest airport is situated in the city of Kolkata and this is the most feasible option for travelers who are planning to arrive by air. The Kolkata Airport is an international airport and there are frequent flights from cities such as Bangkok, Frankfurt, Paro, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Singapore and Yangon. Domestic flights are available from cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. You can opt for a taxi or bus from Kolkata to reach the city of Kolkata.

Asansol By Train

The Asansol railway station is on the Delhi to Howrah route and many trains from different parts of the country pass through the station. There are frequent trains from Delhi to Asansol and second class tickets cost around Rs 400. Auto rickshaws and taxis are available from the station to any part of the city.

Asansol By Bus

Government buses connect the town to most of the cities in the state and one can reach the place from Kolkata and Howrah. Tickets are affordable and these are frequent. Some private buses are also available.


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