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Belgharia
Belgharia
is a suburb and a city north of Kolkata. It is situated near Barrackpore Trunk Road
Barrackpore Trunk Road
under Kamarhati
Kamarhati
Municipality. Now it has become a business hub, well connected with Kolkata
Kolkata
through trains, buses and other means of transport. 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. The oldest jetty was situated in Ariadaha on the river Ganges. In the 17th century Belgharia
Belgharia
and Nimta were the biggest wholesale markets for jute, fish and vegetables. Belgharia
Belgharia
is one of the stations on the main train line starting from Sealdah. This place is a suburb of Kolkata
Kolkata
city capital of West Bengal in India.

The Feeder road to the Belgharia
Belgharia
railway station.

Feeder road is one of the main roads in Belghoria. Feeder road connects Belghoria to B.T. Road (i.e. Barrackpore Trunk Road) to the west and through Madhusudan Banerjee (MB) Road to Birati
Birati
and consequently to Jessore Road
Jessore Road
in the east. Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Ramakrishna Paramhansa
visited this place eight times; the first time was in 1875. Ramakrishna Mission
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. Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Ramakrishna also resided here. The nearest Industrial area is Kamarhatty (3 km), with the following companies: Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic, ESDEE Allumina, Emami, Kamarhatty Jute Mill, Texmaco,[1] TIL, WIMCO .A small unit of Ramkrishna Mission is situated here (near Belgharia
Belgharia
flyover) which was established by Swami Vijnananandaji, architect of Belur Math.

Kolkata
Kolkata
new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)

Contents

1 Communication 2 Transport 3 References 4 External links

Communication[edit]

Belgharia
Belgharia
railway station

Nearest Railway Stations are Belgharia, Birati
Birati
and Baranagar. The newly built Belghoria Expressway
Belghoria Expressway
which links Jessore Road
Jessore Road
with Dumdum Airport and Nivedita Setu
Nivedita Setu
on the Ganges
Ganges
increased the importance of this place.

Belghoria Expressway
Belghoria Expressway
near Nivedita Setu.

Belgharia
Belgharia
still oozes old world charm of Bengal. The cosmopolitan culture of new age Bengal hasn't yet penetrated the town. 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. Belgharia
Belgharia
is an area under Kamarhati
Kamarhati
Municipality and some parts fall under the area of North Dumdum
North Dumdum
Municipality. Transport[edit] CSTC

AC25 Dunlop-Salt Lake Depot

Mini bus

180 Belgharia- Howrah
Howrah
fire station 185 Nimta- Howrah
Howrah
station

Private bus

201 Nimta-Salt Lake SDF 234 Belgharia-Golfgreen 234/1 Belgharia
Belgharia
Station-Golfgreen 237/1 Birati-Babughat DN2 Dakshineswar-Barasat K8 Basudebpur-Jadavpur

References[edit]

^ "Texmaco". 

External links[edit]

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