Bermo, Shanngeti Colliery Railway

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Bermo, Shanngeti Colliery Railway

The 'Shanngeti Colliery' at Bermo, 35 km north-east of Bokaro, and situated within East Bokaro Coal Field, covering an area of 208 sq km, was developed first to supply the railways. The main source of coal, even to the present time, is the 21-23m thick Kargali seam [1].

The record shows that a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) locomotive, dating from 1923 was working at this colliery [2].


  1. Google Books “Natural Resources in Tropical Countries” by Jin-Bee Ooi, page 145; Retrieved 18 Feb 2017
  2. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at Reference: Entry JH02 page 164