Nandi Bagan, Kolkata

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NandiBagan
নন্দীবাগান
Neighborhood in Kolkata
NandiBagan is located in Kolkata
NandiBagan
NandiBagan
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°30′N 88°23′E / 22.50°N 88.38°E / 22.50; 88.38Coordinates: 22°30′N 88°23′E / 22.50°N 88.38°E / 22.50; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Ward 106-108
Metro Station Kalighat
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Jadavpur
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33 2415/2484

Nandi Bagan (Bengali: নন্দীবাগান) is a southern neighborhood of Kolkata, India. The Postal Index Number code of the area is 700 075 and 700 078.[1] This is mainly a residential area surrounded with Kasba, Haltu, Garfa, Jadavpur, Dhakuria and Salimpur. This is a traditionally upper-middle-class neighborhood situated around the NandiBagan community playground. However, with the newly constructed Prince Anwar Shah Road connector with the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, property prices have skyrocketed in the area. The area is covered by the Kasba Police Station of the Kolkata Police Force. The Haltu Post Office serves the area.

History[edit]

Nandi Bagan was a part of the early settlements of Hindu immigrants from East Bengal who were displaced from their homeland during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The area saw rapid development after the construction of the new bridge (Bijon Setu) in 1978 connecting the area to Ballygunge. With the economic boom in India in 1991, the area started attracting lots of investments from property developers. Gradually, this area was brought under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation as wards 106, 107 and 108. With property prices soaring in the area, the original Bangladeshi immigrants were forced to move further south to areas like Narendrapur and Rajpur Sonarpur and Nandi Bagan became primarily the residential area of the rising urban, educated middle-class population. The area was under the West Bengal Police till 2011 and was brought under the purview of the Kolkata Police Force by the Government in October 2011.

Neighbourhood[edit]

It is a urban middle-class neighbourhood and of late, has become a pricey area of Kolkata because of its proximity to Jadavpur, Jodhpur Park, Ballygunge and Dhakuria. The area is home to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. The roads in this neighborhood are often lined with trees. The area has a planned underground drainage system and street lighting. There are couple of parks and gardens in the area, most notably the Nandi Bagan community playground and a public swimming pool.

One of the major thoroughfares in Garfa Main Road, which connects the area to Gariahat Road and Jadavpur. It also connects the area to Prince Anwar Shah Road connector. The street has a diverse selection of restaurants, from Chinese joints to South Indian food and a wide variety of local snack-bars. Recent developments include opening of big banking outlets like State Bank of India, AXIS Bank, Allahabad Bank and Bank of India.

Transport[edit]

The area is well connected with Kolkata's public and private bus network. Public buses L-1 and No. 8 serve the area and private buses SD-8, No. 212 and No. 1 serve the area. The area is also served by Auto rickshaw and taxis.

Medical Facilities[edit]

  • Dayamayee Arogya Niketan
  • Apollo Gleneagles Clinic

Educational Institutes[edit]

  • Haltu High School for Boys
  • Haltu High School for Girls
  • Kids' Play House
  • Garfa D.N.M High School
Nandibagan Sarbojonin Durgotshab which won the best idol award from Asian Paints Sharad Shamman in 2013.

Places of interest[edit]

Some prominent landmarks in the area include:

Residential

  • B.K Tower Apartments
  • Nandini Apartments
  • Kheya Apartments
  • Nandibagan RajBari (ancestral house of the Nandis, after whom the area is named)

Commercial

Election results[edit]

The Councillor of Ward No: 106 to 108 are Dipu Das Thakur, Shushanta Kumar Ghosh, and Partha Roy Chowdhury, all belonging to the All India Trinamool Congress.[3]

Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election 2010: Ward 106
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dipu Das Thakur 11,942 -- --
RSP Jharna Mondol 7,141 -- --
Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election 2010: Ward 107
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sushanta Kumar Ghosh 10,465 -- --
CPI(M) Samarendra Roy 9,992 -- --
Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election 2010: Ward 108
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Partha Roy Chowdhury 7,616 -- --
CPI(M) Subrata Dasgupta 7,428 -- --

Famous People[edit]

  • Dr. K K Mallick, senior doctor and pediatric surgeon
  • B K Sensarma, Retired IPS
  • A K Chatterjee, Retired IAS
  • A S Sinha, Former Deputy Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
  • M. Bhattacharya, Commissioner, Income Tax Department

Geographic location[edit]

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