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Bagdogra is a census town in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bagdogra is a part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by air from four major cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai. Bagdogra has a railway station. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in North Bengal, which is now a Customs Airport.[3]

Bagdogra
Census Town/ City
Tea Estate at Bagdogra
Tea Estate at Bagdogra
Bagdogra is located in West Bengal
Bagdogra
Bagdogra
Location in West Bengal, India
Bagdogra is located in India
Bagdogra
Bagdogra
Bagdogra (India)
Bagdogra is located in Asia
Bagdogra
Bagdogra
Bagdogra (Asia)
Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°19′E / 26.700°N 88.317°E / 26.700; 88.317Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°19′E / 26.700°N 88.317°E / 26.700; 88.317
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
SubdivisionSiliguri
Named forTiger & Lion in Forest
Government
 • BodyUpper Bagdogra Gram Panchayet / Lower Bagdogra Gram Panchayet
Area
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
136 m (446 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total153,580
 • Density10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali[1][2]
 • Additional officialEnglish[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)0353
Vehicle registrationWB 73/74

GeographyEdit

Bagdogra is located at 26°25′N 88°11′E / 26.42°N 88.19°E / 26.42; 88.19. It is 11 km away from Siliguri, which is second largest city of the West Bengal. It has two National Highways :- AH 2 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh. It also connects many town & city like Siliguri, Kishanganj, Darjeeling, Gangtok Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Birpara, Islampur, Kharibari, Nepal, Pankabari, Mirik.

 
Bagdogra International Airport

TransportEdit

There are three mode of transport system: Airway, Railway, and Roadway.

AirwayEdit

The one airport, Bagdogra Airport, (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is operated as a civil enclave at Air Force Station Bagdogra. It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, and Kalimpong and the state of Sikkim, and sees thousands of tourists annually. Permits for Foreign tourists intending to journey to Sikkim are issued at this airport. And airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Guwahati. The airport also has regular helicopter flights to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The central government of India conferred customs airport status to the airport in 2002 with limited international operations.[2][3] Air traffic at Bagdogra crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15. This is one of the few airports in India with zero sales tax on aviation turbine fuel.

RailwayEdit

It has a Railway Station under NFR Siliguri - Katihar (Division) Railway which connect many town :- Siliguri, Bagdogra, Naxalbari, Thakurganj, Aluabari(Islampur), Kishanganj, Katihar.

RoadwayEdit

It has two National Highways :- NH 31 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh.

It provides a gateway to the state of North - East India. It connects to Jhumri, Tilaiya, Koderma, Nawada, Bihar Sharif, Harnaut, Bakhtiarpur, Mokameh, Begusarai, Purnea, Dalkhola, Kishanganj, Bagdogra, Siliguri, Malbazar, Dhupguri, Alipurduar, Birpara, Islampur, Sonapur, Bidhan Nagar, Khari Bari, Nepal etc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". www.wb.gov.in. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ Kumar, Brajesh (2003). Pilgrimage Centers of India. New York: Diamond Pocket Books. p. 170. ISBN 81-7182-185-5. Retrieved 28 May 2009.

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