Transport in Purulia
Purulia is a very important district in West Bengal and it borders its nearby States.It is located to the North of River Kasai. Purulia is well connected in terms of road and railways so that there is lot of movements of people and goods across the nearby districts. Purulia now has express connectivity with most of the major cities and towns such as Mumbai, Howrah, Ranchi, Patna, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The district is 330 kilometers from Kolkata, but has good means of transport to reach the district quickly. There are frequent express and mail trains that are connecting various cities. Purulia railway station is located 1.5 kilometers from the city center.
Buses in Purulia
Purulia is well- developed and connected in terms of roads and there is a steady flow of buses and goods here. The Purulia district is connected by the NH-32 to cities such as Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Chas and Dhanbad. The South Bengal State Transportation buses have regular buses travelling between Purulia and Kolkatta. A number of private bus operators run on various important routes.
The main roads connecting Purulia District are:
- NH 60 - Connects Purulia with State Highway 9 at Bankura and NH2 connects at Durgapur
- State Highway 5 - Connects towns such as Adra, Santaldih, Neturia and Raghunathpur
- Purulia is well connected with the industrial belt of Raniganj-Asansol.
- A number of Private and government buses connect Purulia district with the rest of West Bengal and Jharkhand.
Purulia being a major lac producer among the whole of West Bengal has excellent road and railway system in place. Tourist all over the Country and the World, visit Purulia throughout the year and hence all the tourist.
Railways in Purulia
There are three railway lines that are currently operating in Purulia. The first line connects Jharkhand state to Asansol and it passes Adra. The second line connects Bankura and Dhanbad and it also passes Adra. The third line links Jhalda to Chas in Jharakand
Trains that stop at Purulia Railway Station
- Purushottam Express
- Samarsata Express
- Guwahati - Chennai Express
- Porbandar - Santragachi Express
Airways in Purulia
The closest airport to Purulia district is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, positioned in Kolkata. Tourists arriving at the airport, can avail regular shuttles to Purulia or hire a cab.
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