Belgharia is a suburb and a city north of Kolkata. It is situated near
Barrackpore Trunk Road
Barrackpore Trunk Road under
Kamarhati Municipality. Now it has become
a business hub, well connected with
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 and Nimta
were the biggest wholesale markets for jute, fish and vegetables.
Belgharia is one of the stations on the main train line starting from
Sealdah. This place is a suburb of
Kolkata city capital of West Bengal
The Feeder road to the
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
Jessore Road in the east.
Ramakrishna Paramhansa visited this place eight times; the first time
was in 1875.
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, TIL, WIMCO .A small unit of
Ramkrishna Mission is situated here (near
Belgharia flyover) which was
established by Swami Vijnananandaji, architect of Belur Math.
Kolkata new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)
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Belgharia railway station
Nearest Railway Stations are Belgharia,
Birati and Baranagar. The
Belghoria Expressway which links
Jessore Road with Dumdum
Nivedita Setu on the
Ganges increased the importance of
Belghoria Expressway near Nivedita Setu.
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 is an area under
Kamarhati Municipality and some parts fall
under the area of
North Dumdum Municipality.
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Howrah fire station
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