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Belgharia is a locality in Kamarhati Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Metro Station||Baranagar (under construction)|
|• Body||Kamarhati Municipality|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dum Dum|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kamarhati|
The name "Belgharia" is derived from "Bell Ghor". There was a Big bell used for calling the porters for unloading and carrying jute from the boats.
|Cities and towns in the southern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district|
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood/ administrative location
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside, all places marked on the map are linked in the full screen map) lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.
For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.
Kolkata Urban AgglomerationEdit
The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).
Now it has become a business hub, well connected with Kolkata through trains, buses and other means of transport. The nearest Industrial area is Kamarhatty (3 km), with the following companies: Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic, ESDEE Allumina, Emami, Kamarhatty Jute Mill, Texmaco, TIL, WIMCO.
Feeder road is one of the main roads in Belgharia. Feeder road connects Belghoria to Barrackpore Trunk Road (BT Road) on the west and through Madhusudan Banerjee Road (MB Road) to Nimta, Birati and consequently to Jessore Road in the east.
Belgharia railway station is one of the stations on the main train line (Sealdah-Ranaghat line) starting from Sealdah Station. Other nearby railway station are Birati railway station and Baranagar Road railway station. The newly built Belghoria Expressway which links with Dumdum Airport on Jessore Road and Nivedita Setu on the Ganges increased the importance of this place.
The under Construction Baranagar metro station, which is a part of the line 1 or the North South line and will also serve as the planned terminus of line 5 of Kolkata Metro, is close to Belgharia. Kamarhati is also a planned Metro Station of line 5 of Kolkata Metro, near to Belgharia.
- 56 Ruiya Purbapara - Howrah Station
- 78 Barrackpore Court - Esplanade
- 78/1 Rahara Bazar/Parthapur - Babughat
- 81/1 Rajchandrapur - Barasat
- 201 Nimta - Salt Lake Sector V
- 214 Sajirhat - Babughat
- 214A Sodepur Girza - Esplanade
- 230 Kamarhati/Agarpara railway station - Alipore Zoo
- 234 Belgharia - Golf Green
- 234/1 Belgharia railway station - Golf Green
- 237/1 Birati - Babughat
- DN2 Dakshineshwar - Barasat
- DN43 Dakshineshwar - Barasat Checkpost
RTA bus routes
STA bus routes
CSTC bus routes
- S11 Nilganj – Esplanade
- S32 Barrackpore Court - Howrah Station
- S58 Barrackpore Court - Salt Lake Karunamoyee
- AC20 Barrackpore Court – Santragachi (AC Bus) 8 AM to 9 AM and afternoon 2pm to 3Pm. Evening the bus plies from BBD Bag to Dunlop.
- AC25 Dunlop – Salt Lake Depot
- E32 Howrah Station – Barrackpore Court (standing not allowed)
CTC bus routes
Bhairab Ganguly College was established at Belgharia in 1968. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, history, philosophy, political science, geography, education, physical education, physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology, physiology, economics, electronics, computer science, accountancy and general BA, BSc and B Com courses.
Ramakrishna Mission is also situated here. They run a Students' Home for meritorious poor and needy students along with a three-year Diploma Engg. College . They also conduct relief activities with a public library and homeopathic dispensary. A small unit of Ramkrishna Mission is situated here (near Belgharia flyover) which was established by Swami Vijnananandaji, architect of Belur Math.
The population consists of generally middle class Bengali. Of late a lot of student messes has sprung up chiefly because of the comparative low cost of living and close proximity to the city of Kolkata.
- "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Table 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Barrackpore Police Commissionerate". List of Police Stations with telephone numbers. West Bengal Police. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
- "Bhairab Ganguly College". BGC. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Bhairab Ganguly College". College Admission. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
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