Asansol an educational, coal mining & industrial metropolis and one of the busiest commercial centers in India, is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata . It is in Asansol subdivision located in Bardhaman District, in the western periphery of the state. It has a large work force, moderately high per capita income, educational establishments like General College, Engg. College, Ramkrisna Mission School, our Homoeopathic Degree College, Poly-technique College, Pharmacy College,Sub Div. Hospital, ESI Hospital,ISP Hospital, Rail Hospital, good transport connections i.e.Bus rout, rail route to Kolkata, ISP Air Port several housing complexes, and land suitable for industry, institutions, transport and commerce. Asansol has various tourist importance spots like Mython Dam, Panchet Dam, Kalyaneswary mandir, Ghagur Buri mandir, Church, Mosk, Neheru Park, Shatabdi Park, Jubilee Park, River side of Damodar etc. Its hinterland is Bankura and Purulia districts and North Bengal, linked to parts of Orissa and Jharkhand states. Asansol is going to be upgraded to a Mega City soon. According to a report released by International Institute for Environment and Development, a UK-based policy research non-governmental body, Asansol is among the 11 Indian cities in the list of 100 fastest growing cities in the world with a rank of 42. It is now the headquarter of Divisional Railway Manager(DRM) Asansol, the post previously designated as Divisional Superintendent (DS).