Transport in AsansolTransport in Asansol economically and effectively connects the city with other states of the country. Transportation from here is well-connected by means of road, railways and air to every corner of the city.
From public to private sector, non-government to government conveyance, the city of Asansol is delegated with the responsibilities of providing well-organized public transport system.
Bus Service in AsansolThe most important mode of transport within the city of Asansol is its Public Bus Service. Along with most government buses run by the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC), there are many private and local operators which carry out bus transportation from inside the city to various other places.
There are a number of AC, Non AC Volvo buses, Deluxe, Super-Deluxe, Luxury, Sleeper and Semi-Sleeper buses running within the state as well as outside the state.
Government bus service operators in the Asansol also includes the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) which runs buses to towns of North Bengal such as Malda, Raiganj, Siliguri, Coochbihar etc. The South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) is the recent name given to the Durgapur State Transport Corporation (DSTC). It ply buses at every half hours time in different routes such as Kolkata, Malda, Midnapur, Bankura, Siliguri, Purulia, Burdwan, Kalna, Digha, Berhampore, Habra, Barackpore and many other parts of West Bengal.
Train Facility in AsansolThe Asansol Junction (ASN) witnesses numerous trains running to and from the city each day. Asansol is a key junction in the Howrah-Delhi trail.
The Asansol Railway Station is one of the busy railway stations of India. There are more than a hundred of daily and weekly trains that pass through this junction.
Indian Railways these days have made travelling more convenient by providing options for hassle-free online and tatkal bookings, and seat reservation processes. All the states and major cities of India are easily reachable through the railway arrangement of Asansol.
A list of few of the trains that starts from and pass through the Asansol Jn (ASN), Asansol Railway Station are as follows:
- Pratham S S Exp
- Satabdi Express
- Janshatabdi Exp
- Chambal Express
- Hwh Ju Express
- Hwh Mumbai Mail
- Kolkata Mail
- Amritsar Exp
- Guwahati Expres
- Puri Ghy Expres
- Doon Express
Taxi and Car Rental Services in AsansolOther than buses and Volvos, one can always book a cab or taxi to travel in Asansol. Asansol has a number of car/cab rental services providers operating within the city. Cabs can be booked online, on call or directly at any hour of the day and you can choose amongst any economy, budget and luxury taxis for travelling.
Taxis are easily accessible at the taxi stands, bus stops, tourist locations, and airport and railway station. They bring the convenience of booking and offer door to door pick up and drop facility. You also get the option of choosing your own preferred car for travelling.
Some of the taxi stands in Asansol are as follows:
- Burnpur Taxi Stand
- Address: Puranahat, Asansol
West Bengal 713325
- Asansol Station Taxi Stand
- Address: Station Rd
Munshi Bazar, Asansol
West Bengal 713301
- Asansol Taxi Stand
- Address: Pathak Bari
Asansol, West Bengal 713301
Auto-Rickshaws and Cycle-Rickshaws in AsansolThere are ample of auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws running all over the city. These rickshaws are quite a cheaper alternative to make short trips inside the city. But the thing is that the rickshaws don’t operate on meters nor has a definite charge rate.
So, one has to be sure to check on the hire charges before boarding and also be bit well-versed in bargaining. Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are easily available near the train stations and bus stops.
The local people here generally prefer to travel by the cycle rickshaws to meet daily commute needs. They are the most inexpensive means of transport in the city.
Air Transport in AsansolThere is no direct flight service to Asansol. But there is the exception of a private aerodrome located at Burnpur. Otherwise, the nearest major commercial airport to Asansol is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU / VECC) of Kolkata.
This is situated about 200 km from the city. One can find cabs and taxis easily on a regular basis to reach Asansol from near the airport.
The other major airports near to Asansol are:
- The Birsa Munda Airport (IXR / VERC) at Ranchi (about 229 km away)
- The Jessore Airport (JSR / VGJR) at Bangladesh (about 278 km away)
Highways in AsansolThe Grand Trunk Road (NH 2) runs through the Asansol-Durgapur subdivision.
It connects the region with the northern part of the country including cities like Howrah, Dhanbad, Aurangabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Panipat, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar etc.
The highway has been expanded on each side, as part of the Golden Quadrilateral project and now allowed to run two-lane traffic both ways.
NH-60 also runs across this city and connects Asansol with the state of Orissa.
Transporter Services in AsansolThere are numerous yet authentic transporters in the city. Most of the owners of this transport companies are miniature business individuals.
Here is a list of a few transporters functioning across the city of Asansol:
- TCI XPS
- Address: 75, Near Ram Mandir Pond,
G T Road, Ushagram, Asansol – 713303
- Contact Number: (0341) 2305397
- Sree Janta Transport Agency
- Address: 8-B, Near Andhra Bank
Thana Road, Asansol HO, Asansol - 713301
- Contact Number: (0341) 2221242
- TCI Freight
- Address: 75, Rambandhu Talab
G T Road, Rambandhutalaw, Asansol - 713303
- Contact Number: (0341) 3297779, 18001800824
- Sanjay Transport Agency
- Address: 41, Near HDFC Bank
Nsb Road, Asansol Court, Asansol - 713304
- Contact Number: (0341) 2440979
- Atul Carriers
- Address: Durgamandir
Tagore Road, Ushagram, Asansol - 713303
- Contact Number: (0341) 2274202
- Bajrangbali Transport Agency
- Address: 244-A, Near Apcar Garden
Sen Raleigh Road, Asansol Bazar, Asansol - 713301
- Contact Number: (0341) 2252529
- Sree Durga Transport Agency
- Address: 6/8-G, Near Allahabad Bank
Madhaiganj Road, Asansol HO, Asansol - 713301
- Contact Number: (0341) 2665470
- Ujjal Transport Agency
- Address: 65-D, Near Punjab National Bank
Gt Road, Asansol HO, Asansol - 713301
- Contact Number: (0341) 2251819, 2254849
- Avinash Transport
- Address: Chattar Pather, Bye Pass Road
P.o Kalipari, Ushagram, Asansol - 713303
- Contact Number: (0341) 2274150
- Associated Road Carriers Ltd
- Address: 74, Near Vijaya Bank Dist. Burdwan
G T Road, Asansol HO, Asansol - 713301
- Contact Number: (0341) 2204827, 3291978