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. 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.
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