Rajpur Sonarpur

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Rajpur Sonarpur
রাজপুর সোনারপুর
Rajpur
City near Kolkata, Part of Greater Kolkata
Skyline view of Rajpur from a residential project
Skyline view of Rajpur from a residential project
Rajpur Sonarpur is located in Kolkata
Rajpur Sonarpur
Rajpur Sonarpur
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°42′E / 22.733°N 88.700°E / 22.733; 88.700Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°42′E / 22.733°N 88.700°E / 22.733; 88.700
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Sub-Division Baruipur
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Government
 • Type Chairman-Council
 • Body Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality
Area
 • Total 49.25 km2 (19.02 sq mi)
Elevation 8.5 m (27.9 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total

1,41,12,536 (Metropolitan)

4,23,806 (Urban)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN Codes 700103 700145 700146 700147 700148 700149 700150 700151 700152 700153 700154
Telephone code +91-33
Vehicle registration WB 01 to WB 10
Lok Sabha constituency Jadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sonarpur Uttar, Sonarpur Dakshin
Website www.rajpursonarpurmunicipality.org

Rajpur Sonarpur is a residential and industrial city, a part of the Greater Kolkata and a municipality under Sonarpur police station in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] While they form a common municipality both the places are also identified individually. It is situated in Greater Kolkata area adjacent to proper Kolkata. It is well known for being the location of the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, the ancestral place of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the Bipadttarini Chandi Bari Temple

History[edit]

The area was home to the royal landlords (jamindars). The name Rajpur has been thus derived from the Bengali words Rajar Puri (bn: রাজার পুরী) to Rajpuri and in this form to the now Rajpur. Being on the banks of the Adi Ganga (Old Ganges), Rajpur was one of the major locations of Bengal at that time. The proximity to Kolkata's southern district and being on the banks of Adi Ganga, which is just across the river made the place to be well connected. The old jamindar's house in Rajpur Harinavi is like the Roy Choudhury's. The family stayed in Rajpur. The Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math set up an ashram in the Narendrapur area and made the school and college popularly known as Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission. Rajpur is the ancestral place of the renowned Indian patriot and freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Temple of Bipadttarini Chandi (considered an avatar of Goddess Kali), popularly known as Bipadttarini Chandi Bari is another famous place and is visited by a lot of people.

Geography[edit]

Rajpur is located at 22°25′N 88°25′E / 22.41°N 88.42°E / 22.41; 88.42 It has an average elevation of 8 m (26 ft).

Sonarpur is located at 22°26′N 88°25′E / 22.43°N 88.42°E / 22.43; 88.42 It has an average elevation of 9 m (30 ft).

Recent Developments[edit]

Flyover under construction for extension of E M Bypass at Kamalgazi More in Rajpur

Before the Sate Highway 1 project Rajpur was connected to Kolkata by N.S.Road (Netaji Subhash Road) and Garia Main Road. Which is a dream of distant past now after the construction of State Highway - 1 (SH-1) and the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass easily connecting the place with heart of Kolkata and the state highway to the rest of West Bengal as well as with the port area of Diamond Harbour. Both Sate Highway-1 and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass (E M Bypass) are famous for their congested rush hour traffic. As a result of that the place has got an attention recently over again.

Wood Sqaure Mall - A new feather in the skyline of the Rajpur lifestyle

The city of Rajpur Sonarpur saw an immediate rush for land. It has also turned up in the recent real estate boom of the metropolis over the last 10 years Rajpur has developed into a popular residential community. Many multi-storied apartment complexes have been built (e.g. Sherwood Estate, Mayfair Group Apartments, Siva Complex,) attracted by the location near Kolkata, as well as by the easy connection to South Kolkata over the E M Bypass and State Highway-1. Newly constructed roads have made access to the area very easy. Many parts have turned up as a transportation gateway to Kolkata. The Hardware Park at the Rajpur Chowhati, initiated by the Government of West Bengal is being built up in rapid speed.

Luxury living at Sherwood Estate in Narendrapur, Rajpur

Peerless had built an excellent housing complex namely "PRANTIK HOUSING COMPLEX" located at Sonarpur Station Road.

South Winds luxury residential project at Rajpur Chowhati

The city of Rajpur Sonarpur is also geared towards luxury living with big real estate projects like Sherwood Estate, South Winds, Deeshari Mega City Township Project, Primarc Sukriti building up luxury apartments with plenty of open spaces and amenities of a mini townships in Narendrapur, Rajpur Chowhati, Rajpur market and Rajpur Harinavi between State Highway-1 and E M Bypass. Heavyweight transportation businesses are growing in the area.

More of the residential and commercial real estate businesses are coming to the city with bigger projects.

Connectivity & Transport[edit]

The entire area of Rajpur Sonarpur is well connected through the State Highway - 1 and the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. Garia, a neighbourhood of Rajpur Sonarpur as well as South Kolkata serves as the major connectivity point for the city. From Garia, transportations like Buses, Kolkata Metro Railway are available.

New Garia Metro Station is one of the 3 major Metro Stations in the area of Rajpur Sonarpur

The entire area of Rajpur Sonarpur is served by the Subhashgram, Sonarpur Junction, Narendrapur, Garia and New Garia railway stations on the Sealdah South section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway.

Surface transport routes and many private bus routes ply from Garia to many important destinations via E.M. Bypass and the main roads. There are also long distance bus routes specially the Digha bus route which also ply from Garia regularly.

There are also many bus routes that ply over and from the various places of the city.

CTC Bus plying on E M Bypass

From Rajpur Sonarpur:

CTC Bus routes -

  • E11 Baruipur - Howrah via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Moulali, Esplanade, Barabazar

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CSTC Bus routes

  • GL15 DakshineshwarBaruipurvia Dunlop, Bonhoogly, Sinthee More, Chiria More, Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Rajpur, Narendrapur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur
  • AC14 Baruipur - Salt Lake Karunamayee via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Chingrighata, Nicco Park, SDF, College More, Tank No.10

Private Bus routes -

  • 218 Baruipur - Babughat via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Narendrapur, Kamalgazi, Garia, Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Gariahat, Park Circus, Mullickbazar, Moulali, Esplanade
  • 228 Mahamayatala - Babughat via Garia, Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra,
  • SD3 Sonarpur - Baburhat via Radhanagar, Tematha, Chakberia, Makrampur, Chandaneswar, Bodra, Ghatakpukur, Minakhan
  • SD5/1 Sonarpur - Khariberia via Sahebpara, Kamrabad, Mission Pally, Teghoria, Simultala, Kamalgazi, Garia, Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, New Alipore, Taratala, Behala, Thakurpukur, Pailan

Mini Bus routes -

  • 113 Harinavi - Howrah via Rajpur, Narendrapur, Kamalgazi, Garia, Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rasbehari, Hazra, Bhawanipore, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Barabazar
  • M8/1 Salt Lake Sastha BhawanSonarpur Station via SDF, College More, Tank No.10, Karunamayee, Tank No.9, Bikash Bhawan, Purta Bhawan, City Centre, CA Market, PNB More, Ultadanga, Khanna, Maniktala, Rajabazar, Sealdah, Moulali, CIT Road, Chitaranjan Hospital, Park Circus, Ballygunge Phari, Gariahat, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi, Simultala, Teghoria, Mission Pally, Kamrabad, Sahebpara

WBSTC & SBSTC Bus routes -

  • JM2 Malancha - Kolkata Station via Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Chingrighata, E.M. bypass, Ultadanga, Khanna, Shyambazar
  • JM4 Dharsa - Narendrapur via Uttarpara, Ballykhal, Dakshineshwar, Dunlop, Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia, Kamalgazi
  • Dankuni - Kamalgazi via Bally Holt, Dakshineshwar, Dunlop, Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia
  • Sonarpur - Kolkata Station via Sahebpara, Kamrabad, Mission Pally, Teghoria, Simultala, Kamalgazi, Garia, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Chingrighata, E.M. bypass, Phoolbagan, Kankurgachi, Ultadanga, Khanna, Shyambazar
  • Barasat - Baruipur Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport, Baguihati, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Gobindapur

Bus Routes without Numbers

  • DhulagarhRajpur via Jalan Complex 2, Alampur, Ankurhati, Salap, Santragachi, Belepole, Carry Road, Vidyasagar Setu, P.T.S., P.G. Hospital, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rashbehari, Deshapriya Park, Gariahat, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Pratapgarh, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur

From Garia:

CSTC Bus routes,

  • 5 Garia - Howrah via Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 6 Garia - Howrah via Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • S7 Garia - Howrah via Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • IC21 Bagbazar - Garia via via Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli
  • S37A/MS37B Airport - Garia via Baguihati, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Hiland Park, Patuli
  • AC5 Garia - Howrah via Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Barabazar
  • AC6 Garia - Howrah via Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Gariahat, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Barabazar
  • AC37A Airport Gate No.1 – Garia Bus Stand via Kaikhali, Chinar Park, Narkelbagan, New Town, DLF More, Technopolis, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata

CTC Bus routes -

  • C5 Garia Station - Howrah Station via New Garia, Peerless Hoespital, Ajoynagar, Santoshpur, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • C12 Garia Station - Dum Dum 7 Tank via Dhalai Bridge, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Moulali, Sealdah, Maniktala, Shyambazar
E M Bypass

Private Bus routes

  • 45 (White Bus) Kadamtala - Garia Station via Icchapore, Dumurjala, Carry Road, Mandirtala, Vidyasagar Setu, Rabindra Sadan, Minto Park, Park Circus, Gariahat, Dhakuria, Jadavpur, Santoshpur, Ajoynagar, Peerless Hospital, Panchasayar, New Garia 206 Bus Stand
  • 45A Gouripur - Garia Station via Birati, Airport, Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Phoolbagan, Beliaghata, Sealdah, Moulali, CIT Road, Park Circus, Gariahat, Dhakuria, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Garia, Sitala Mandir, Fartabad, Dhalai Bridge
  • 45B Sealdah Station - Garia Station via Moulali, Mullickbazar, Lansdowne, Hazra, Rashbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Prince Anwar Shah Road, South City, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge
  • 80A Garia - Esplanade via Naktala, Tollygunge, Hazra
  • 206 New Garia Station - Salt Lake AJ Block via Peerless Hospital, Ajoynagar, Santoshpur, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Gariahat, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Esplanade, Moulali/Dalhousie, Sealdah, Maniktala, Khanna, Ultadanga, CA Market, City Centre, Purta Bhaban, Swimming Pool, Baisakhi

Mini Bus routes -

  • 101 Garia - B.B.D. Bag via Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Gariahat, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 101/1 Garia Station - B.B.D. Bag via Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 102 Ramgarh / Patuli - B.B.D. Bag via Jadavpur, Gariahat, Minto Park
  • 112 Garia Station/Boral/Naktala - Howrah via Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 116 Garia Station - Howrah via New Garia Station, Peerless Hospital, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Safuipara, Jadavpur P.S., South City, Lake Gardens, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 124 Garia Station - Howrah via New Garia Station, Peerless Hospital, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Safuipara, Jadavpur P.S., Gariahat, Deshapriya Park, Lansdowne, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 135 Baishnabghata - Howrah Maidan via Baghajatin, Jadavpur, South City, Tollygunge Phari, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Barabazar

WBSTC & SBSTC Bus routes - Garia or Garia Railway Station to New Town, Dunlop, Dankuni, Palta, Barasat, Dakshineswar, Belur Math, Dhulagari, Chitpur, Habra, Baghbazar, JM2, JM4, 007, VS8,VS9 (AC),

  • AS3 New Town - Garia Station via DLF, Technopolis, College More, Sector 5, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge
  • VS8 Airport - Garia via Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata
  • VS9 Unitech - Garia via Narkelbagan, New Town, DLF More, Technopolis, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata
  • Bagbazar - Garia Station via Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge
  • Dakshineswar - Naktala via Dunlop, Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia
  • Barasat - Garia via Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport, Baguihati, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Hiland Park, Patuli

Major roads of Rajpur Sonarpur[edit]

Sonarpur Junction is the major Railway station on the Kolkata Suburban Railway network in Sealdah South Section of Eastern Railway

List of Metro Stations in Rajpur Sonarpur[edit]

List of Railway Stations in Rajpur Sonarpur[edit]

  • Subhashgram
  • Sonarpur Junction
  • Narendrapur
  • Garia
  • New Garia

Culture[edit]

The city has been the home for a number luminaries

Auditorium at Rajpur


Rajpur has a chequered history in the field of culture. The residents of this place are well known for their interest in music, drama, the arts and literature. The only indoor stadium in the city, the Ramakrishna Mission Narendrapur Stadium, is located in the heart of Rajpur along the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road.

Rajpur Harinavi is the home to the Harinavi Bramho Samaj.

Pincodes[edit]

The area of Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality having Kolkata Pincodes of Rajpur Sonarpur area are follows:

700103 Narendrapur

700145 Malancha Mahinagar

700146 Kodalia

700147 Subhasgram

700148 Harinavi

700149 Rajpur

700150 Sonarpur

700151 Dakshin Jagatdal

700152 Panchpota

700153 Laskarpur

700154 Boral

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Rajpur Sonarpur in 2011 is 423,806; of which male and female are 215,983 and 207,823 respectively. Although Rajpur Sonarpur city has population of 423,806; its urban / metropolitan population is 1,41,12,536 of which 7,319,682 are males and 6,792,854 are females.[3]

In education section, total literates in Rajpur Sonarpur city are 357,154 of which 188,374 are males while 168,780 are females. Average literacy rate of Rajpur Sonarpur city is 91.06 percent of which male and female literacy was 94.28 and 87.71 percent.[4]

The sex ratio of Rajpur Sonarpur city is 962 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 952 per 1000 boys.[5]

Total children (0-6) in Rajpur Sonarpur city are 31,588 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 16,186 boys while 15,402 are girls. The child forms 7.45% of total population of Rajpur Sonarpur City.

With the partition of India there was a massive influx of refugees from East Pakistan into Kolkata and its peripheral areas. Of over a million refugees who entered West Bengal in 1950 alone settled mostly in squatter colonies between Naihati and Sonarpur on the east bank of the Hooghly and between Mogra and Uluberia on the west bank.[6]

Education[edit]

There are many primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in this area. The eminent institution Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, is one of the major schools and residential colleges of the city. The autonomous college Ramakrishna Mission Residential College is the most prestigious educational institute of the city. Some popular schools are:

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College Campus at Narendrapur, Rajpur
Campus of Ramakrishna Mission
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
  • Sonarpur Vidyapith
  • Rajpur Vidyanidhi High School (local name  : Bangla School)
  • Harinavi DVAS High School
  • Subhashini Balika Vidyalaya
  • Kamrabad High school for Boys and Girls
  • Padmamani Balika Vidyalaya
  • Atulkrishna High school
  • Sri Sri Sarada Vidyapith
  • Sonarpur Sishu Vidyapith
  • Shishu Niketan, Narendrapur
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
  • Lions Vidya Mandir

There is also one general college Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya under the University of Calcutta and one private Engineering-Management college, Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Future Business School, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology, Swami Vivekananda Institute Of Modern Science, Shree Ramakrishna Institute of Science & Technology. Giribala Primary school, Nafar Chandra Balika Vidyalaya(girls), Anukul Chandra High School(boys)are most famous schools

Banks and ATMs[edit]

Banks located here are:

ATM located here are:

Hangout Places and Restaurants/Cafe[edit]

Hangout Places[edit]

  • Wood Square Mall


Cafe Coffee Day

Restaurants/Cafe[edit]

  • Cafe Coffee Day (Wood Square Mall)
  • Domino's Pizza
  • New Machranga Restaurant (Indian, Chinese and Bengali Food) Near Railway Station
  • Bindas (Indian & Chinese Restaurant)
  • Monginis Confectioners
  • The Sugar & Spice Confectioners
  • Kathleen Confectioners
  • Kichukhan Multi-cuisine Restaurant
  • Cloud 9

Healthcare[edit]

Healthcare is provided by Soanrpur Rural Hospital, situated at Subhasgram. This hospital provides round the clock emergency services including Specialist OPD/General OPD and Gynaecology & Obstetrics related Surgical treatments. High levels of arsenic in ground water was found in 12 blocks of the district. Water samples collected from tubewells in the affected places contained arsenic above the normal level (10 microgram a litre as specified by the World Health Organisation). The affected blocks are Baruipur, Bhangar I, Bhangar II, Bishnupur I, Bishnupur II, Basanti, Budge Budge, Canning I, Canning II, Sonarpur, Mograhat II and Joynagar. [7]

Pilgrimage & Tourist Spot[edit]

The Bipadtarini Chandi Bari is Hindu Pilgrimage Sites and one of very known Hindu Pilgrimage sites recently situated in Rajpur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ CTC Bus Routes
  3. ^ "Census of India". 
  4. ^ "Census of India". 
  5. ^ "Census of India". 
  6. ^ Chatterjee, Nilanjana, The East Bengal Refugees – A Lesson in Survival, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol II, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, pp 74-75, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-563697-X
  7. ^ "High arsenic levels in South". The Statesman, 24 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 

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