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Bondamunda
Bandhamunda
Village
Bondamunda is located in Odisha
Bondamunda
Bondamunda
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 22°14′14″N 84°54′36″E / 22.237315°N 84.909892°E / 22.237315; 84.909892
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictSundargarh
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
770032
Telephone code0661
Vehicle registrationOD-14
Nearest cityRourkela/Raurkela
Lok Sabha constituencyRourkela
Avg. summer temperature40-47 °C (113-117 °F)
Avg. winter temperature8-14 °C (59-66 °F)
Websiteodisha.gov.in

Bondamunda is a part of city of Rourkela and a it's municipality.

Railway developments

Bondamunda railway station (IR Station code:BNDM) is an important railway station under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It is a station on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line.

It connects Sini and Chakardharpur on east direction, Ranchi, Hatia on north direction, Jharsuguda on south direction and Barsuan and Bimlagarh on south direction.

Asia's second largest railway yard is located here. The Yard was constructed to feed the raw material and finished product requirements of Rourkela Steel Plant, established in collaboration with Germany.Exchange Yard was constructed for exchange of railway wagons between Rourkela Steel Plant and Indian Railways. Three more Yards were constructed Reception Yard, Classification Yard and Departure Yard for sorting out railway wagons according to the destination. This was the chief marshaling yard of Chakradharpur Division. After the introduction of block-rake concept in Indian Railways, the marshaling yards lost their function. So Reception Yard was shutdown and Classification Yard is now used as a stabling yard.

Railway colony

The residents mainly consist of railway employees, of multiple ethnicities and religions. This place is surrounded by small hills. The Kali temple of Dumetra is a famous temple situated on a hill surrounded by forest.

Bondamunda is well connected with Rourkela through various means of local transport (local buses, autorickshaws).

Shopping / Market Place : Sector-C Main Market, Sector "D" weekly market(twice a week)

Culture

Festivals include Ganesh Puja, Durga Puja, Diwali, Saraswati Puja, Rath (Cart) Yatra, Holi, Balaji Kalyanam, Rama Kalyanam, Ammvari Puja (during summer vacation), Chath Puja, and Christmas. Some festivals like Balaji Kalyanam, was being performed by the railway employees who belong to Andhra Pradesh, and not only Telugu people but people of all religions participate.

Education

Schools:

College: College of Arts, Science & Technology, Up to Graduation level

Hospital : S.E.Railway Hospital, Sector -"C"

        : Government hospital, "tilkanagar" (since 2019)

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