Power City Industrial Capital of Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
|Named for||Pahadi korwas|
|• Body||Nagar Nigam Korba|
|• Mayor||Rajkishor Prasad (INC)|
|• President||Shyam Sunder Soni (INC) |
|• Total||7,142 km2 (2,758 sq mi)|
|Area rank||2nd in state|
|Elevation||316 m (1,037 ft)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||927 ♂/♀|
Korba is a city and an industrial area in Korba District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Korba is located at. It has an average elevation of 252 metres (826 feet). As of 2011[update] India census, Korba city had a population of 365,253. Korba City is a part of the Korba District which was formed on 25 May 1998. The forest Area Cover of Korba is 4187.375 sq km. There are 17 Police Stations in Korba and it contains 5 Blocks.
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant of NTPC is located at Jamanipali area. It receives coal from Gevra and Kusmunda mines and source of water for the power plant is Hasdeo River. Korba Thermal Power Station is owned and operated by National Thermal Power Corporation. There are more small Power Plant near city like Hasdeo Thermal Power Station, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Thermal Power Station and Lanco Amarkantak Power Plant.
Bharat Aluminium Company has plant which is one of the Asia's largest aluminium production industries. In 2009, chimney under construction by Gannon Dunkerley & Company at the Balco smelter collapsed killing 49 workers and GDCL management have been accused of negligence in the incident.
Korba is headquarter of Korba district. Korba City has been a metropolitan municipality with a mayor-council form of government.
Korba (Lok Sabha constituency) is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency for the city and constituency is composed of the following assembly segments: Rampur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 20), Korba (assembly constituency no. 21), Katghora (assembly constituency no. 22) and Pali-Tanakhar (ST) (assembly constituency no. 23) is part of Korba district. Currently, Jyotsna Charan Das Mahant of Indian National Congress is a member of parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha and Jai Singh Agrawal of Indian National Congress sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly from Korba (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Korba railway station is connected to Champa, the nearest railway junction on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. The stations comes under South East Central Railway Zone. It is directly connected to Bilaspur which the Divisional Headquarter by rail. The 50.7 km (32 mi) long, 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge was constructed between 1953 and 1956, electrified in 1987 and 1988, and extended to Gevra Road railway station in 1988 and 1989. New line surveys of Indian Railway were taken during 2012 and 2013, and included a line from Renukoot-Korba via Ambikapur Katghora and Korba-Ranchi.
Korba is well connected with Champa through NH 149B, Ambikapur and Bilaspur through NH 130.