Old Bhilai

Old Bhilai is located in Chhattisgarh
Old Bhilai
Old Bhilai
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Old Bhilai is located in India
Old Bhilai
Old Bhilai
Old Bhilai (India)
Coordinates: 21°13′11″N 81°27′27″E / 21.21979°N 81.45751°E / 21.21979; 81.45751Coordinates: 21°13′11″N 81°27′27″E / 21.21979°N 81.45751°E / 21.21979; 81.45751
Country India
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyOld Bhilai/Charoda Municipal Corporation
 • Total190 km2 (70 sq mi)
 • Total107,170
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0788
Vehicle registrationCG-07

Bhilai Charoda is a municipal corporation and a part of Bhilai city in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. charoda is an industrial area of Bhilai city. Asia longest railway marshalling yard present in Bhilai (charoda).


As of 2001[update] India census Charoda had a population of 98,008[1]. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Charoda has an average literacy rate of 77.63%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 87.19% and female literacy of 67.96%. 13% of the population are under 6 years of age. The Sex Ratio of Bhilai Charoda is 995. Thus per every 1000 men, there were 995 females in Bhilai Charoda. Also, as per Census, the Child Sex Ration was 1,034 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 989 ) of Chhattisgarh. Bhilai (charoda) is situated equidistant, 20 kilometers, from Durg and Raipur (the state capital). Charoda comprises three sub-towns. Bhilai Marshalling Yard (BMY), Charoda Basti and Deobaloda. BMY is a railway yard/colony, famous for being the biggest traction shed, once upon a time. Basti is a place where most of the retired people from BMY settle down. Deobaloda, historically, is the oldest all three sub-towns.People, who besides here are mostly railway employees.

Places of interest.[]

Deobaloda temple

Deobaloda has an ancient temple of Lord Shiva called Mahadev temple built by the Kalchuris during the 13th century.[2] This is a very beautiful temple and has a pond near it, people believe, that this pond has an underground link to another old town in Chhattisgarh state named Arang.

Mahadev Temple, Deobaloda built by the Kalchuris during 13th Century

Besides Deobaloda, Charoda has some temples like a Lord Hanuman temple, Kali Badi, Lord Sri Ram temple, Lord Sri Jagannath temple, a Church - St. Vincent Palloti Church, a Mosque beside other places of worship.

The oldest English Medium School here is Jyoti Vidyalaya which was started by the FIH sisters in 1969 and later they also built a hospital and a church in the name of Jyoti.


Charoda is well connected with other cities, NH6 highway passes from charoda and also has a railway station named " Deobaloda charoda". Deobaloda is separated from BMY by the main railway line (Mumbai - Howrah). BMY and Basti are separated by GE Road (National Highway 6). This highway is four lane between Bhilai and Raipur. Means of transport constitute city buses(public buses), buses(private buses), tempos, autos. In rail route, main station is Devbaloda charoda along with various railway cabin halts and nearest major railway station is Bhilai Power House and Durg jn.


  1. ^ "Bhilai Charoda Municipality City Population Census 2011-2019 | Chhattisgarh". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Raipur Circle, Raipur". Retrieved 25 January 2019.