Bhojudih

Bhojudih is a census town in Chandankiyari (community development block) in Chas subdivision of Bokaro district in the state of Jharkhand, India.

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Bhojudih is located in Jharkhand
Bhojudih
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Location of Bhojudih in Jharkhand India
Bhojudih is located in India
Bhojudih
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Bhojudih (India)
Coordinates: 23°38′N 86°27′E / 23.63°N 86.45°ECoordinates: 23°38′N 86°27′E / 23.63°N 86.45°E
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictBokaro
Elevation
138 m (453 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total8,936
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
828303
Vehicle registrationJH

Geography

Bhojudih is located at 23°38′N 86°27′E / 23.63°N 86.45°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 138 metres (452 feet).

Introduction

Bhojudih is a small town in the state of Jharkhand and is situated between Dhanbad and Bokaro, the two famous cities for Coal and Steel. It has all the basic facilities like Primary Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Hospitals. Despite of being a backward area, Bhojudih has a good literacy rate and people here use latest technologies like mobiles, internet and PCs.

There is a Railway Station here which is known as Bhojudih (BJE) Junction. There is a Bank of India's Branch near the 'Maa Durga' temple in the Niche Bazar area. Recently, SBI has opened its branch in Chhatatand area which currently provides basic facilities. There is a Police Station too.

There are three rivers surrounding Bhojudih, called Damodar, Ijari and Guwai. That's the main reason behind availability of big amount of water here.

Tourist spots

There is a holy place here known as 'Bhairav-Sthan' (भैरवस्थान). There is a small temple of Bhairav baba where people perform traditional rituals and worship him. There is also a Pavitra Kund here in Bhairav dham which is full of clean water. It is said that Arjuna created this Kund using his Arrow during Pandvas banwaas years in Dwapar Yuga. It is found that water from this kund flows continuously but its level remains the same, even at the time of summer. Slowly, it is developing into a tourist spot.

Recently, Sri Amar Bauri (local MLA & Minister) organized 'भैरवधाम महोत्सव' (Bhairav Dhaam Mahotsav) here which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Sri Raghubar Das. Many artistes performed during the 'Bhairav Dhaam Mahotsav' at Bhojudih. Main attraction of the event were the Sufi Singer Kailash Kher and Bollywood singer udit narayan. Nearly 150,000 people visited Bhairav-Sthan during 3 days long festival.

Religious places

There are other lots of religious places here. Durga Pandal (Niche Bazar), Shiv Mandir (Chhatatand), Janamashtami Pandal (Linepar) are some of the temples here. There is a Church and a Masjid too. People of all communities live with a harmony here.

Durga Maa, Durga Pandal, Niche Bazar
Durga Maa, Durga Pandal, Niche Bazar

Like other Indian towns, Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja, Vishwakarma Puja, Saraswati Puja, Janamashtami, Diwali, Kali Puja, Muharram, Christmas and Chhat Puja are the popular festivals here.

Economy

Bhojudih Coal Washery of Bharat Coking Coal Limited has an annual capacity of washing 1.7 million tonnes of coking coal.[2]

There is a small market in the centre, known as 'Mini Market'. Linepar, Niche Bazar, Chattatand and Mahatha Para are other areas in Bhojudih.

Schooling/Educational Facilities

Bhojudih has schooling facility up to 10+2. There is a Government School as well as a Railway School. And then there is one Graduation College, which is known as Swami Vivekananda College and it is affiliated with the S.S.College (Chas/Bokaro) and follows the guidelines of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag. It is also known as Bhojudih College Bhojudih. Arts, Science and Commerce all available as subjects here.

S.E. Railway Inter College is a Hindi medium school and has all the facilities. From 2014, this school is affiliated with CBSE. Class 1 and Class 2 are now fully English medium and it will progress to other classes with this new batch of students.

There is one Saraswati Vidya Mandir too. One English medium school is known as Shishu Niketan, which is attended by small children to learn the basics of English and other subjects. English medium facility is available up to Standard 5 here.

Other activities

There is a Railway Institute too. S.E. Railway School Ground and SERSA (South Eastern Railway Sports Association) ground are two most biggest playing fields here and they keep organizing Zonal and District Cricket/Football/Badminton matches, and the youth also plays cricket and football regularly in these grounds.

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Bhojudih had a population of 7,005, of which 3,688 were males and 3,306 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 2,020 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 123.[3]

According to 2001 India census,[4] Bhojudih has a population of 8,936. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bhojudih haa an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 51%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

Bhojudih railway station is on the Adra-Netaji SC Bose Gomoh branch line. Train is the best transport service to reach Bhojudih (BJE). It is possible to reach here by road too.

Healthcare

There is an outdoor health clinic facility available here which is known as Railway Hospital. Also, there are at least three doctors available here. And then, there are some compounders too, who provide home services.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhojudih
  2. ^ "Bharat Coking Coal Limited". Washery. BCCL. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
Aranyak Express

Aranyak Express is a short-distance superfast type day train run by Indian Railways which connects the city of Kolkata (Shalimar) with Bhojudih. It operates daily except on Sunday. It travels the 311 km at an average speed of 56–58 km/h. Recently it was extended to Bhojudih(Jharkhand) Junction in Jharkhand State.

The Aranyak Express is hauled by Indian Railways WAM 4 class locomotives. It is very popular with tourists who wish to travel to Bishnupur, Mukutmanipur, Jhilimili, Susunia Hills or Ayodhya Hills. It has second class seating and general type of coaches. the Indian Railways passes through the major railway stations of Kharagpur, Midnapore, Bishnupur, Bankura, Adra. Pantry car service is not available on this train. Second class sitting requires advance booking, whereas general coaches can be boarded with a general daily ticket. The Tatkal scheme is available in this train.

12885 Shalimar (7:45 A.M.) Bhojudih (1:05 P.M. same day)

12886 Bhojudih (1:25 P.M.) Shalimar (7:00 P.M. same day)

Bhojudih railway station

Bhojudih is a railway station on the Adra-Netaji SC Bose Gomoh branch line, just south of the Damodar and links to Sudamdih, north of the Damodar, and on the Railways in Jharia Coalfield. It is located in Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Chandankiyari (community development block)

Chandankiyari is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Chas subdivision of Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Chitarpur (community development block)

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Dhanbad (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Dhanbad Junction railway station

Dhanbad Junction Railway Station, station code DHN, is a railway station of the Indian railway serving the city of Dhanbad, the headquarters of Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the largest railway station in Jharkhand, handling over 100 trains and 100,000+ passengers every day. Dhanbad is also the headquarters of the Dhanbad Rail Division of the East Central Railway zone. Grand Chord rail-line that connects Howrah and New Delhi passes through Dhanbad junction. Dhanbad is located at 23°47′32″N 86°25′42″E. It has an elevation of 235 metres (771 ft).

One of the largest and busiest railway junctions, it is arguably the most important station on the Grand Chord. In fact Dhanbad is the junction at which the Grand Chord really diverges from the CIC section. CIC rail line starts from Dhanbad and ends at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. Besides the CIC section there was a direct line to Ranchi which goes through Bokaro and Chandrapura. Most trains bound for Ranchi take this route. Dhanbad has a rail connectivity with the other major parts of the country such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Daltonganj etc. Another rail line passing through the district, starts at Kharagpur and ends at Gomoh, this rail line comes under South Eastern Railway. Dhanbad is connected with most of the states through rail network. Every train passing through Dhanbad has a stop here.This Station is facing a serious problem of connectivity. And losing its importance after closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line. Platform 6-7 is fading away now. but Mahuda Junction is just 19 km by road become the substitution for Dhanbad and nearby places for different trains after closure of Chandrapura Dhanbad line.

There used to be another railway line from Dhanbad connecting it to Jharia and Pathardih. The line used to intersect the CIC section, requiring a Diamond Crossing. Now that the line has been dis-mantled, the Diamond Crossing is no longer operational.

Previously when there were much less trains from Ranchi and adjoining areas, Dhanbad along with Tatanagar railway station served as the main railway stations for the entire state of Jharkhand.

Dhanbad–Chandrapura line

It was initially started as Dhanbad Katras rail line and was extended upto Chandrapura in 1930. The first train in this route ran from Dhanbad to Katrasgarh.Dhanbad–Chandrapura line was a railway passing through Railways in Jharia Coalfield lying between the Dhanbad line on the north and the Chandrapura in the south.

The rail line was laid late nineteenth century by extending the Grand Chord to Katrasgarh via Dhanbad in 1894. This line was opened in 1930.

The Netaji SC Bose Gomoh-Chandrapura-Dhanbad sector was electrified in 1986–87.

The line closed due to a mine fire had reached tracks, thus making it unsafe for use. The railway also suspended good traffic on the line which has nine loading side of Bharat Coking Coal Limited.

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The direct trains for major city like Ranchi, Rourkela, Nagpur, Kharagpur, Howrah, New Delhi, Kanpur, Fatehpur, Allahabad, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Surat, Bokaro, Adra, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Asansol, Malda

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North Chotanagpur division

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The division comprises the following districts: Bokaro district, Chatra district, Dhanbad district, Giridih district, Hazaribagh district, Koderma district and Ramgarh district. It was earlier part of Chota Nagpur Division.

Railways in Jharia Coalfield

Jharia Coalfield has a series of railway lines covering the region lying between the Grand Chord line on the north and the Damodar in the south.

Sudamdih railway station

Sudamdih is a railway station on the Railways in Jharia Coalfield, just north of the Damodar and links to Bhojudih, south of the Damodar, and on the Adra-Netaji SC Bose Gomoh branch line. It is located in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It serves Sudamdih, Sudamdih colliery and Sudamdih washery.

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