Malkera is a census town in Baghmara CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Census Town
Malkera is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Malkera is located in India
Malkera (India)
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°18′E / 23.78°N 86.3°ECoordinates: 23°47′N 86°18′E / 23.78°N 86.3°E
Country India
CD blockBaghmara
183 m (600 ft)
 • Total8,232
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH
Lok Sabha constituencyGiridih
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBaghmara


Malkera is located at 23°47′N 86°18′E / 23.78°N 86.3°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 183 metres (600 feet).

Malkera is constituted of places like Choutidih, Lal bungalow, New Colony, Trigunait basti, Green basti. The nearest market place is Katras which is at 15 minutes drive and nearly 3.5 km in distance. It has well maintained green patched area managed by Tata Steel. Malkera is at a distance of 20 km from Dhanbad town and 40 km from Bokaro.


As per 2011 Census of India Malkera had a population of 8,232, of which 4,345 males and 3,887 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 3,623 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 46.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Malkera had a population of 9,804. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. Malkera had an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 75%, and female literacy was 52%. In Malkera, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Malkera was 5,904 out of which 3,437 were males and 2,467 were females.[2]


Tata Steel has coal mines at Malkera. It also developed labor township here.


Since there is no English medium school situated here, children have to go either to D.A.V, Sijua or DE'NOBLI which are at a distance of 5 km to 6 km from here. The only high school situated here is Bhubneswar Trigunait Memorial high school(Hindi medium).

Other places

The Parasnath forest region is just 25 km from the town of Malkera


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Malkera
  2. ^ a b "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "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.
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Dhanbad is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Dhanbad district, Jharkhand state, India.

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 Municipal Corporation

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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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