Brajarajnagar

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Brajarajnagar is located at 21.82°N 83.92°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 216 metres (708 feet).

Brajarajnagar is a city and a municipality in Jharsuguda district in the state of Odisha, India.

Most of the population of this city were working for Orient Paper Mills, which belonged to Birla group of industries. Brajrajnagar has in its vicinity numerous open-cast coal mines now belonging to government owned Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

How to reach there?
Road
Brajarajnagar falls on National Highway 200 (NH 200) which connects Raipur, the state capital of Chhattisgarh to Chandikhole in Orissa. Many Private buses runs daily service to major cities of Odisha such as Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur.

Railways
Brajrajnagar Railways Station (BRJN) falls on Bilaspur – Rourkela and Bilaspur – Sambalpur route and is managed by Bilaspur division of South East Central Railway. It serves as important loading point for various coal-mines located in this area of Orissa. Brajrajnagar has another railway station, IB which is 1.5 kms away from BRJN

Airport
Nearest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneshwar.

Industry
It has one large paper mill named Orient Paper Mills of Birlas which is the oldest industry in the state of Odisha, having set up in the year 1936 and production being started in 1939. Though since 1999, the O.P.M of Brajrajnagar has been shut down. Since then, thousand of workers were either shifted to the O.P.M. at Amlai, Chhattisgarh or are working at M.C.L. Brajrajnagar.

National Aluminium Company Ltd, a government owned company, is planning to set up an Aluminium Smelter plant and one of the largest power plant near the town.