Farmgate is an important piece of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is named so because there was a big farm in that area and the gate of the farm was located on the Mymenshing Road (now known as Old Airport Road). This is one of the busiest and most crowded areas of Dhaka city. From the early 1990s, the area has seen massive building and construction boom. Consequently the area has got commercial importance and nowadays it has become one of the major transportation hub of Dhaka from where anyone can travel all other parts of the city as well as throughout the country. Today Farmgate has become a more commercial area than a residential area. Neighboring places of Farmgate are Kawran Bazar, Pantapath, National Parliament, Rajabazar etc.
Farmgate is the nerve center of Dhaka city. As a major commercial area of Dhaka, Farmgate serves as one of the significant business hubs of the city. Many Governmental, NGO (Non overnment Organisation), educational institutions, commercial and financial institutions are located in Farmgate. The biggest wholesale market of Dhaka, Kawran Bazar is located right beside Farmgate. Furthermore, Ananda cinema hall, one of the city's traditional and crowded cinema hall is located here. Green Road is the main street of this area extending from Farmgate over bridge to the Pantapath. Department of Agricultural Extension, commonly known as Khamarbari is situated in Farmgate. Traffic congestion is a common scene of Farmgate. As a transportation hub of Dhaka, the area is most often remains crowded and thousands of cars, rickshaws, minibus, bus, trucks remain stranded for even hours in the roads and streets of Farmgate. Majority of the inhabitants of Farmgate are servicemen and businessman. Dhaka's largest sanitary market and Green Super Market is here. Another highly crowded market, known as Sezan Market is located right beside the Farmgate over bridge. With numerous markets, offices accompanied with immense traffic jam, one can take a glimpse and find the ambiance of Dhaka by going to Farmgate.
There are a number of educational institutions located at Farmgate. The most renowned include Holy Cross Girls' High School (Dhaka), Government Science College Attached High school, Tejgoan Govt. Girls' High School, Tejgoan Govt. Boys High School, Botomily Homes School, Tejgaon College, etc.
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