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(जमालपुर, बिहार) is a town
and a municipality
in Munger district
in the Indian state
Jamalpur, the name literally means beautiful (Jamal-) town (-pur) and that is a literal description of the place. Jamalpur is best known for its large railway workshop (कारखाना) in the Eastern Railway Zone
and the railway institute IRIMEE
(The Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering).Jamalpur is best known as a very large workshop on the East Indian Railway, employing over 25,000people at one time. The town was established during the British Raj and the cultural hub at thattime was the Railway Institute. The Railway Institute was huge – it had its own movie theatre, asix-lane swimming pool, four tennis courts, two billiard rooms and a bowling lawn. Its danceswere renowned and railway folk came from all over the East India Railway (EIR) to attend.
Jamalpur is located at 25°18′N 86°30′E / 25.3, 86.5.. It has an average elevation of 151 metres (495 feet).
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The city is in the Munger
district. Munger is 8 km North West of Jamalpur. There is a road as well as a rail link between the two towns. It is an overnight journey from Kolkata
The nearest airport is at Patna
, around four hours from Jamalpur by rail. Kolkata is the nearest airport to the east from which Jamalpur can be reached... Read More