Brahmapur, West Bengal

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Brahmapur
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Ward 111,112
Metro Station Masterda Surya Sen Station
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Tollygunge
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700096
Area code(s) +91 33

Brahmapur (Bengali: ব্রহ্মপুর) is a semi-rural suburb of Kolkata. It is located in the southern fringes of the city and is flanked by Bansdroni to the north and west, Naktala to the east and by Boral to the south.

History[edit]

Brahmapur is an old settlement of Muslim farmers and probably one of the few south Kolkata neighbourhoods untouched by the effects of the partition of India.

The name of the place can be located back to the glory days of the Brahmo Samaj, and of Rishi Raj Narayan Bose, who was born in this area. He was a premier Brahmo Samaji and thus called his area 'Brahmopur' which gradually became 'Brahmapur'. The main arterial road of the locality is named after him.

Brahmapur was untouched by the urban boom of Kolkata until the late 90s in spite being so close to the city. Accessibility and safety were major concerns. It was a gram panchayat initially and became part of the Jadavpur Municipality. Later it became part of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation after the merging of the Jadavpur Municipality with K.M.C. Now the locality has a Post Office and a Bank of Baroda Branch.

With the real estate boom of the late 90s, Suvada Housing, a real estate development concern, took fancy to this area and developed a number of low-cost apartment complexes in the locality naming them as Niva Parks with different Phases. With this a large number of people moved into the area, and of them a large chunk were South Indians.

Transport facilities improved with the opening up of auto routes and asphalting of the roads. Very recently since 2002, new medium & high cost apartments were set up by the Abason Parisad of Housing Dept., Govt of West Bengal, like the Shikhar Bindu Housing Co-operative and Jubilee Housing which are state of the art complexes.

Open spaces, unpolluted air and proximity to the high-growth locality of Bansdroni, Naktala, Garia, Tollygunge, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the upcoming extension of the Kolkata Metro to Garia has fuelled growth in the locality.

The influx of people continues and Brahmapur continues to thrive as one of the emerging lower middle-class suburbs of Kolkata.

Transport[edit]

Brahmapur, being a primarily rural locality, has very narrow and serpentine roads which are not suitable for bigger vehicles like buses, minibuses and thus, the major transport facilities used are the auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws & occasional taxi. But it is well connected by both to Garia and Bansdroni. The main entry points for the locality are Usha Gate bus-stopNaktala, Bansdroni Bazaar bus-stop on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road and from Garia.

The Kolkata Metro connects Brahmapur via the Masterda Surya Sen station, which is a mere 20 minutes walk from Brahmapur.

Medical Facilities[edit]

1. Udayan Nursing Home Bansdroni,Kolkata-40.

2.BRWS Hospital Garia.

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. Niva Ananda Vidyalaya, Niva Park Phase III
  2. Naktala High School
  3. Holy Home

Famous persons[edit]

  • Rishi Raj Narayan Bose, Brahmo Samaji and social activist.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Tripureshwari Temple at Garia Boral on the Brahmapur-Natunhat Road

External links[edit]

Kolkata/Southern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 19°19′N 84°47′E / 19.317°N 84.783°E / 19.317; 84.783