Jagarnathpur is a village 6 miles south- west of Ranchi. Various plants of the Heavy Engineering
Corporation are situated in an area round about the old village. The new township that
ha-s grown around these plants is known as Jagarnathpur. The area was previously known as
Hatia but, after an enquiry into the matter of several rival names that had been proposed,
the name of Jagarnathpur was chosen. The main portion of the original Jagarnathpur village
is now in the township of Jagarnathpur.
Ranchi has got a large number of hotels of good standard, rest houses, Inspection Bungalows and Dharamshalas. Taxies and rickshaws are
available in plenty. There are passenger buses running from Ranchi to Jagarnathpur. On special occasions a large number of extra passenger buses also run. Ranchi is on the air
map of India too. There are non-scheduled daily air flights to Ranchi from Calcutta.
Author - P. C. Roy Choudhury