Jamshedpur is the largest city in the state of Jharkhand. It was named after the industrialist Jamshetji Tata and is home to such industrial giants as Tata Steel and Tata Motors. Jamshedpur is one of the 'Industrial Cities' of India, being known by many simply as "The Steel City". Jamshedpur is completely maintained by Tata Steel for the most part. Tata Steel is responsible for the infrastructure as well the public services offered in most parts of the city.



Jamshedpur is in the East Singhbhum district. Languages spoken in the area are Hindi, Bhojpuri,Maithili, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Santhali, and Oriya. Jamshedpur is a cosmopolitan city with people from all over the country. English is understood in the main areas of visitor interest.

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By rail

New Tatanagar railway station

The railway station is known as Tatanagar which is an important railway junction on the south eastern railway network and is connected to Ranchi and Barkakhana, Asansol on the Howrah-Delhi line via Purulia and Adra, and Gua via Noamundi and Barajamda. There are direct trains from/to all the major cities of India, viz., Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ranchi, Patna etc. Kolkata and Patna are linked with super fast trains. You may also take a train to Dhanbad or Ranchi and then a taxi to Jamshedpur. It may take around four hours from Dhanbad to Jamshedpur and two and a half to three from Ranchi.

By bus

Regular bus services are available from Jamshedpur to Ranchi (140 km), Patna, Gaya, Kolkata (270 km), Hazaribag etc.

By car

National Highway 33

Jamshedpur is connected by road with most of the major cities in India. NH 32 connects Jamshedpur to Govindpur on NH 2 (Kolkata-Delhi) via Chandil, Chas and Dhanbad. NH 33 connects Chandil to Barhi on NH 2 (Kolkata-Delhi) via Bundu, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Hazaribagh and also in the opposite direction to Baharagora on NH 6 (Kolkata-Western India) via Mahulia. Kolkata is 270 km from Jamshedpur via Baharagora and Kharagpur. Ranchi is 140 km from Jamshedpur. The highyway from Ranchi is doubled laned but without a divider. Chandil is about 35 km from Jamshedpur.

By plane

Jamshedpur airport can be used for bringing in chartered planes but night landing facility is not available. The usage of airport is limited to chartered planes of TATA group .

At present there are no commercial flights to city. A few airlines started operation from Jamshedpur in circa 2007 however were forced to withdraw due to no viability of operation due to conversion of airport from 3c to 2c which means that runway length will be shorter and that no more than 45 passengers can be accommodated on the flight. details of historical flight operations is as below :

Get around

Hired cars, minibuses and auto rickshaws are available in all parts of the town. Auto Rickshaws are available 24*7 at Jamshedpur railway station. However there is no pre paid booth. Be prepared to bargain hard.


Jublie Lake
Keenan Statium, Jamshedpur



Important markets



Alcohol is strictly not served after 11PM due to local laws.


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