Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road
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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road is an important thoroughfare in South Kolkata that runs in a north-west to south-east direction. It connects the localities of Tollygunge in the north-west and Rajpur Sonarpur in the south through Garia.
The road is narrow, but given its significance it carries a considerable amount of traffic throughout the day.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road (or N.S.C. Bose Road) starts from the Tollygunge Tram Depot crossing and passes through the localities of Ashoknagar, Ranikuthi, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, and Naktala and touches Raja SC Mullick Road at Garia and from there passes through Rajpur Sonarpur touching the localities of Garia, Narendrapur, Harinavi up to the southern fringes of South Kolkata. It runs nearly parallel to the Tolly's Nullah all along from Ranikuthi.
Most of the localities along this road were former refugee colonies, for the huge number of people who had to migrate from erstwhile East Bengal (now Bangladesh) after the partition of Bengal in 1947.
To ease the amount of traffic and congestion on this road, the Kolkata Metro's south extension to Garia opened in 2009. The metro tracks run parallel to this road on the Tolly's Nullah and has the following stations:
There are quite a few important landmarks on this road, such as:
- The Indrapuri Film Studios
- The ITC Sangeet Research Academy
- The Assembly Of God Church School (Tollygunj branch)
- Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture
- Swetamber Gujarati Jain Temple at N.S.C. Bose Road
- Naktala High School
- Bansdroni Supermarket
- Malancha Cinema
- BSNL Telephone Exchange near Ranikuthi
- The Tolly Residency
- Garia Bus Stand area
- B.D.M International School at Kamalgazi, Rajpur
- Wood Square Mall, Narendrapur, Rajpur Sonarpur
- Ramakrishna Mission, Narendrapur, Rajpur
The various modes of transportation available along this road are private buses (205, 205A, 218, 228, 80A etc.), public buses and also mini-buses (Naktala-Howrah, Garia-Howrah, Harinavi-Howrah). Another major mode of transportation popular in this area are three-wheelers better known as auto-rickshaws. Cycle-rickshaws are abundant in this area as well, apart from the multitude of taxis and private vehicles traveling in the area.
Due to this multitude of traffic, traffic jams are part of a daily routine, especially in places like the Rajpur Bazar, Kamalgazi Crossing, Garia crossing, Usha Gate crossing, Bansdroni and the other popular crossings like Netaji Nagar, Ranikuthi and Malancha-Moore Road crossing.
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