Joka, Kolkata

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Joka, Kolkata is a locality in South West Kolkata, India. The locality is home to one of the premier management institutes of India: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

The tram line which begins in Behala, ends there and there is a spacious tram depot located in the area. The area also hosts a telephone exchange, a branch of the State Bank of India, the Vivekanada Mission School and a small Pentecostal church.

This locality houses one of the important centers of Bratachari movement.

An Employees State Insurance Hospital meant mainly for occupational diseases is also situated at Joka. It is the only occupational diseases centre being run by ESI Corporation directly in the Eastern States of India.[1] It is a 300-bed referral hospital.

A recent[when?] spurt in construction activity in the area has been initiated by a 2000-home housing complex, Genexx Valley being constructed in the erstwhile industrial land belonging to Siemens. The complex is being promoted by Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd. and the Pioneer Khaitan group.

Schools in the area include Oaktree International School.


Bus Route[edit]

CSTC[edit]

  • S3W Joka - Ecospace Via- Thakurpukur, Chowrasta, Behala, Taratala, New Alipur, Chetla, Rashbihari, Deshapriyo Prak, Gariahat, Ballygounge, Kasba, Ruby, VIP Bazar, Science City, Chingrighata, Niccopark, SDf, Sector 5, College More, Technopolis, DLF More, NewTown, Narkelbagan, Unitech
  • AC12D Joka - Howrah Station (AC Volvo) via- Thakurpukur, Chowrasta, Behala, Taratala, Mominpur, Ekbalpur, Alipur zoo, PTS, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Esplanade, Stand Road, Barabazar

CTC Bus[edit]

  • C8 Barasat Ghola Kazipara - Joka via Chapadali More, Coloney More, Madhyamgram, Doltala, B.T College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport 1No, Haldiram's, Chinar Park, City Center2, Eco Park, Narkelbagan, New Town, DLF More, Technopolis, Sector-V, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kasba, Bosepukur, Ballygunge Station, Gariahat, Deshapriya Park, Rashbihari, Tollygunge Metro, Karunamoyee, Haridebpur, Keorapukur, Kabardanga, Kalitala, Cancer Hospital, MG Road Bazar, Thakurpurpukur 3A, Diamond Park
  • ORD 1 Amtala - Howrah Station Via - Khariberia, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Ekbalpur, Khidirpur, Esplanade, Stand Road, Barabazar
  • ORD 2 Joka - B.B.D.Bagh - Howrah Station (Fixed Time) Via- Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Ekbalpur, Khidirpur, Esplanade, Raj Bhaban, B.B.D.Bag, Barabazar

WBSTC AC Volvo[edit]

  • VS 6 Esplanade - Diamond Harbour (Fixed Time) Via- P.G hospital, Bhabani Bhaban, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, BIshnupur, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarisa, Kopathat, New Town

WBSTC Ac Marcopolo[edit]

  • MB 8 Joka - Unitech (Fixed Time) Via-Thakurpukur, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Ekbalpur, Alipur Zoo, PTS, P.G Hospital, Exide, Mintu Park, Park Circus, Science City, Chingrighata, SDF, College More, SEC 5, Electronic Complex, Technopolis, Newtown, Narkelbagan

WBSTC Non Ac[edit]

  • Esplanade - Ramganga (Fixed Time) via-P.G Hospital, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarisa, Kapathat, Newtown,Diamond Harbour, Hatuganj, Kulpi, Lakhikantapur, Gabberia, Dhola
  • Esplanade - Usthi (Fixed Time) via-P.G Hospital, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Srichanda
  • Esplanade - Bakkhali (Fixed Time) Via- P.G Hospital, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarisa, Kopathat, Newtown, Diamond Harbour, Hatuganj, Kulpi, Kakdwip, Namkhana, Freesarganj
  • Esplanade - Kakdwip (Fixed Time) via - P.G Hospital, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Silpara, Thakurpukur Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dosipur, Sarisa, Kopathat, Newtown, Diamond Harbour, Hatuganj, Kulpi
  • NamkhanaDigha via Kakdwip, Nischintapur, Karanjali Kulpi, Hatugange, Sultanpur, Diamond Harbour, Kapathat, Sarisha, Dostipur, Shibanipur, Sirakole, Rajarhat, Amtala, Khariberia, Bhasa, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, James Long Sarani, Behala, Taratala, Majherhat, Bhabani Bhawan, Esplanade, Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Belepole, Betore, Baksara, Santragachi, Salap, Ankurhati, Alampur, Ankurhati, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Bajkul, Henria, Nachinda, Marishda, Contai, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Old Digha

Mini Bus[edit]

  • 131 Joka - Ruby Via- Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Gopalnagar, Kalighat, Hazra, Rashbehari, Deshapriyo Park, Gariahat, Ballygounge, Kasba, Bospukur

K series[edit]

  • K5 Joka - Salt lake labony Via- Thakurpukur, Sakher bazar, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Ekbalpur, Khidirpur, P.T.S, P.G Hospital, Rabindra Sadan, Exide, Minto Park, Park Circus, Moulali, Sealdaha, Rajabazar, Maniktala, Khanna, Ultadanga, Hudco, PNB More

SD Bus Route[edit]

  • SD5/1 Khariberia - Sonarpur via-Konchouki, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Behala, Taratala, New Alipur, Tollygounge Phari, Tollygounge Metro, Ranikuthi, Bansdroni, Naktala, Garia Bazar, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi,
  • SD9 Esplanade - Noorpur via- Bhabani Bhawan, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Taratala, Behala, Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Bishnupur, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Mollarthesh, Shibanipur(Fatepur), Dostipur, Sarisa, RaichakMore
  • SD9/1 Esplanade - Noorpur via-Bhabani Bhaban, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala,Rajarhat, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Dighirpar, Sahararhat, Nainan 4 No Sec
  • SD14 Taratala - Sahararhat Via-Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Dighirpar, Harindanga
  • SD16 Sirakole - Mukundapur Via- Rajarhat, Amtala, Khariberia, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Chowrasta, Behala, Majherhat, Mominpur, Gopalnagar, Kalighat, Hazra, Rashbehari, Deshapriya Park, Garihat, Golpark, Jadavpur, Sukanta Setu, Santoshpur
  • SD18 Esplanade - Diamond Harbour / South Bishnupur / Raidighi via- Bhabani bhaban, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarrisa, Kopathat, Newtown
  • SD19 Esplanade - Patharpratima / Gangadharpur via- Bhabani Bhaban, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostipur, Sarrisa, Kopathat, Newtown,Diamond Harbour, Hatuganj, Kulpi, Nischintapur, Kakdwip, Gangadharpur
  • SD22/1 Esplanade - Nainan via-Bhabani Bhaban, Alipur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Behala, Chowrasta, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Shibanipur, Dostpur, Sarisa,
  • SD27 Dostipur - Akra Fatak via- Usthi, Srichanda, Sirakole, Rajarhat, Bishnupur, Khariberia, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Chowrasta, Behala, Taratala, Bace Bridge, Zinjira Bazar, Nature Park
  • SD31 Taratala - Jhinki Hat via- Behala, Chowrasta, Sakherbazar, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Khariberia, Amtala, Rajarhat, Sirakole, Sherpur
  • SD76 Amtala - Rubyhospital via-Khariberia, Pailan, Joka, Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Chowrasta, Behala, Taratala, New Alipur, Chetla, Rashbihari, Deshapriyo Park, Gariahat, Ballygounge Stn, Kasba, Bosepukur, Rajdanga

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Coordinates: 22°27′32″N 88°17′50″E / 22.45889°N 88.29722°E / 22.45889; 88.29722