Rajpur Sonarpur

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Sonarpur
সোনারপুর
Rajpur Sonarpur
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Skyline view of Rajpur Sonarpur from a residential project
Skyline view of Rajpur Sonarpur from a residential project
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Sub-Division Baruipur
District South 24 Parganas
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Railway Stations Subhashgram, Sonarpur, Narendrapur, Garia, New Garia, Kalikapur, Bidyadharpur
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

4,23,806 (Urban)

5,91,154 (Metropolitan)
 • Rank 7th in West Bengal
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN Codes 700084 700103 700145 700146 700147 700148 700149 700150 700151 700152 700153 700154
Telephone code +91-33 2427/2434/2477/2495
Vehicle registration WB 01 to WB 10, WB 19, WB 20, WB 22, WB 22U
Lok Sabha constituency Jadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sonarpur Uttar, Sonarpur Dakshin
Website www.rajpursonarpurmunicipality.org

Rajpur Sonarpur (Bengali:রাজপুর সোনারপুর), popularly known as Sonarpur (Bengali:সোনারপুর), is a southern neighbourhood of Kolkata, India and a municipality under Sonarpur police station.[1] While they form a common municipality both the places are also identified individually. It is bounded by Baghajatin, Bansdroni to the north, Barisha, Pailan to the west, Chakberia to the east and Baruipur to the south. It is well known for being the location of the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, the ancestral place of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the Bipadtarini 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 Bipadtarini 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 Sonarpur

Before the Sate Highway 1 (also known as E M Bypass) project Rajpur Sonarpur was connected to Kolkata by N.S.C Bose Road (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose 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. 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 Square Mall - A new feather in the skyline of the Rajpur Sonarpur 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 Sonarpur has developed into a popular residential community. Many multi-storied apartment complexes have been built (e.g.Srijoni Complex, Sherwood Estate, Mayfair Group Apartments, Sugam Park, South Winds Residential Complex, Deeshari Mega City, Siva Complex,) attracted by the amenities, as well as by the easy connectivity 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 Sonarpur Chowhati, initiated by the Government of West Bengal is being built up in rapid speed.

Luxury living at Sherwood Estate in Narendrapur, Sonarpur

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

South Winds luxury residential project at Sonarpur Chowhati

The city of Rajpur Sonarpur is also geared towards luxury living with big real estate projects like Srijoni Complex, Sherwood Estate, South Winds, Deeshari Mega City Township Project, Primarc Sukriti, Avani Victoria Greens, Atri Green Valley building up luxury apartments with plenty of open spaces and amenities of a mini townships in varioues localities like Narendrapur, Rajpur Chowhati, Rajpur market and Rajpur Harinavi between N.S.C Bose Road 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, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road and the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. Garia, a part of Rajpur Sonarpur serves as the major connectivity point. 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

Railway Transportation

Railway is the primary mode of transport of Rajpur Sonarpur. The entire area of Rajpur Sonarpur is served by the Bidyadharpur, Kalikapur, Champahati, Subhashgram, Sonarpur Junction, Narendrapur, Garia and New Garia railway stations on the Sealdah South section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway. Sonarpur Junction is the main railway station of this entire area. It is one of the busiest stations of Sealdah division. More than 110 pairs of local trains ply through Sonarpur Junction on a daily basis. There are four platforms in this station: Platform 1 is used for Sealdah bound up trains while Platform 2 is used mainly for Baruipur/Namkhana(Lakhsmikantapur)/Diamond Harbour bound down trains. Platform 3 is used mainly for up and down Sonarpur locals while Platform 4 is used primarily for Canning bound down trains. There are also several computerised booking counters for long distance trains. The only EMU carshed of Sealdah South section is present here.

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[edit]

  • C26 Baruipur - Howrah Station via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Moulali, Esplanade, B.B.D.Bagh, Stand Road, Barabazar

CSTC Bus routes[edit]

  • S15G DakshineshwarBaruipur via Dunlop, Bonhoogly, Sinthee More, Chiria More, Shyambazar, Rajballavpara, Sovabazar, Girish Park, Central Avenue, Esplanade, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Deshaporiya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Rajpur, Narendrapur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur
  • AC14 Baruipur - Salt Lake Karunamoyee (AC Bus) via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Chingrighata, Beliaghata Building More

Private Bus routes[edit]

  • 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, Kalighat, Alipur, P.G. hospital, Esplanade

SD Series[edit]

  • SD3 Sonarpur - Baburhat via Radhanagar, Tematha, Chakberia, Chandaneswar, Bodra, Ghatakpukur, Minakhan
  • SD5 Sonarpur - Khariberia via Sahebpara, Kamrabad, Mission Pally, Teghoria, Simultala, Kamalgazi, Garia, Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, New Alipore, Taratala, Behala, Thakurpukur, Joka, Pailan, Konchowki

JM Series[edit]

  • JM2 Malancha - Kolkata Railway 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, Mahamayatala, Kamalgazi

Mini Bus routes[edit]

  • 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 Franchisee Bus routes[edit]

  • Dankuni - Kamalgazi via Bally Halt, Dakshineshwar, Dunlop, Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia, Mahamayatala
  • Sonarpur - Kolkata Railway 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

WBSTC Bus routes[edit]

  • ST12 Sapoorji EstateBaruipur via New Town, DLF More, Technopolis, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur
  • NabannaJoynagar via Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Malancha, Gobindapur, Padmapukur, Baruipur Station, Beherapara, Rabindranagar, Surjapur, Gocharan, Dakshin Barasat

STA Bus Routes[edit]

  • Barasat - Baruipur via- Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport 1 No, Kaikhali Baguihati, Ultadanga, E.M. bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Garia, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Gobindapur

Bus Routes without Numbers[edit]

  • 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
  • ChanditalaMakrampur via Kalipur, Jagadishpur, Chamrail, Kona, Salap, Santragachi, Belepole, Carry Road, Vidyasagar Setu, P.T.S., P.G. Hospital, Rabindra Sadan, Minto Park, Park Circus, Bridge No.4, Topsia, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Patuli, Baishnabghata, Garia Bus Stand, Sitala Mandir, Mahamayatala, Pratapgarh, Kamalgazi, Karbala, Shimultala, Teghoria, Mission Pally, Sahebpara, Sonarpur Station, Ghasiara, Radhanagar, Tematha, Chakbaria

From Garia[edit]

CSTC Bus routes[edit]

  • 5 Howrah StationGaria Bus Stand via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Deshapriya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmadree, Baishnabghata
  • 6 Howrah StationGaria Bus Stand via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Tollygunge Metro, Ranikuthi, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, Naktala
  • S5C Howrah StationNayabad (Garia) via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Deshapriya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Santoshpur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Peerless Hospital, Panchasayar, New Garia 206 Bus Stand, Jalpol, Garia Station, Sreenagar Main Road, Lalgate, Hatibari
  • S7 Howrah StationGaria Bus Stand via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Tollygunge Metro, Ranikuthi, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, Naktala
  • S12C Dum Dum 7 Tanks – Nayabad (Garia) via Northern Avenue, Paikpara, R.G. Kar Hospital, Shyambazar, Khanna, Maniktala, Rajabazar, Sealdah, Moulali, CIT Road, Chitaranjan Hospital, Park Circus, Bridge No.4, Topsia, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Peerless Hospital, Panchasayar, New Garia 206 Bus Stand, Jalpol, Garia Station, Sreenagar Main Road, Lalgate, Hatibari
  • S14 Salt Lake KarunamoyeeGaria Bus Stand via Bikash Bhawan, City Centre, CA Market, PNB More, E.M. Bypass, Building More, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Patuli, Baishnabghata
  • S14 Salt Lake KarunamoyeeGaria Bus Stand via Tank No.10, Techno India, College More, SDF, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Patuli, Baishnabghata
  • S21 Bagbazar - Garia 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 Howrah StationGaria Bus Stand (AC Bus) via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Deshapriya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmadree, Baishnabghata
  • AC6 Howrah StationGaria Bus Stand (AC Bus) via Barabazar, Dalhousie/Strand Road, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Tollygunge Metro, Ranikuthi, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, Naktala
  • AC37A Airport Gate No.1 – Garia Bus Stand (AC Bus) 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
  • AC37B Airport Gate No.1 – Garia Bus Stand (AC Bus) via Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kasba, Bosepukur, Ballygunge Station, Gariahat, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmasree, Baishnabghata
E M Bypass

Private Bus routes[edit]

  • 1B RamnagarNayabad (Garia) via Nature Park, Brace Bridge, Taratala, New Alipore, Tollygunge Phari, Rasbehari, Deshapriya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Santoshpur, Ajoynagar, Hiland Park, Peerless Hospital, Panchasayar, New Garia 206 Bus Stand, Jalpol, Garia Station, Sreenagar Main Road, Lalgate, Hatibari
  • 45 Kadamtala - Garia Railway Station (White Bus) 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 Railway 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 Railway Station via Moulali, Mullickbazar, Lansdowne, Hazra, Rashbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Prince Anwar Shah Road, South City, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge
  • 80A EsplanadeGaria Bus Stand via P.G. Hospital, Bhabani Bhawan, Gopal Nagar, Hazra, Rasbehari, Tollygunge Phari, Tollygunge Tram Depot, Ranikuthi, Netaji Nagar, Bansdroni, Naktala
  • 80B EsplanadeGaria Bus Stand via Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Bhawanipore, Hazra, Rasbehari, Deshapriya Park, Southern Avenue, Golpark, Dhakuria, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Sulekha, Baghajatin, Gangulybagan, Ramgarh, Padmadree, Baishnabghata
  • 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[edit]

  • 101 Garia - B.B.D. Bag via Baishnabghata, Padmasree, Gangulybagan, Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Gariahat, Ballygunge Phari, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Esplanade, Raj Bhawan
  • 101/1 Garia Railway 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, Esplanade, Raj Bhawan
  • 102 Ramgarh / Patuli - B.B.D.Bagh via Baishnabghata, Padmasree, Gangulybagan, Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Gariahat, Ballygunge Phari, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Esplanade, Raj Bhawan
  • 116 Garia Railway Station - Howrah Station via New Garia Station, Peerless Hospital, Ajoynagar, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Safuipara, Jadavpur P.S., South City, Lake Gardens, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Dalhousie, Barabazar
  • 124 Garia Railway Station - Howrah Station via New Garia Station, Peerless Hospital, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Safuipara, Jadavpur P.S., Dhakuria, Golpark, Gariahat, Deshapriya Park, Lansdowne, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street, Dalhousie, Barabazar

WBSTC & SBSTC Bus routes[edit]

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 Railway Station via DLF, Technopolis, College More, Sector 5, Nicco Park, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli, Dhalai Bridge
  • VS8 Airport - Garia Bus Stand 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 Bus Stand 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 Railway 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
  • Bidyadharpur
  • Kalikapur

Culture[edit]

The city has been the home for a number luminaries

Rabindra Bhavan - Auditorium at Rajpur Sonarpur


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 Pincodes of Rajpur Sonarpur area are follows:

700084 Garia

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]

Rajpur Sonarpur is the 7th largest municipality of West Bengal in terms of population after Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Howrah, Siliguri, Asansol, Durgapur and Maheshtala with an area of 49.25 sq. km. 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 5,91,154 of which 3,01,995 are males and 2,90,059 are females. Area of Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality is about 55sq km. the density of the city itself is 8605/km2. While the area of greater Sonarpur is 183.63 km2 which is roughly equal to the area of the city of Kolkata. The density of greater Sonarpur is 3219/km2.[2]

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(which is greater than the literacy rate of state capital Kolkata) of which male and female literacy was 94.28 and 87.71 percent.[3]

The sex ratio of Rajpur Sonarpur city is 962 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 952 per 1000 boys.[4]

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.[5]

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, Sonarpur
Campus of Ramakrishna Mission
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya
  • Sonarpur Vidyapith
  • Rajpur Vidyanidhi High School (local name  : Bangla School)
  • Harinavi DVAS High School
  • Subhashini Balika shikshalaya
  • 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
  • BDM International School
  • St.Stephen's school

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 - Inside Wood Square Mall

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)
  • Alishaan (Indian & Chinese Restaurant)
  • Monginis Confectioners
  • The Sugar & Spice Confectioners
  • Kathleen Confectioners (Wood Square Mall)
  • Kwality Swirls Ice Cream Parlour (Wood Square Mall)
  • Kichukhan Multi-cuisine Restaurant (Rajpur Market)
  • Cloud 9 (Sonarpur Station Road)
  • Zaffran (Harinavi Gangar More)

Healthcare[edit]

Healthcare is provided by Soanrpur Rural Hospital, situated at Subhasgram, Sonarpur. This hospital provides round the clock emergency services including Specialist OPD/General OPD and Gynaecology & Obstetrics related Surgical treatments.

Pilgrimage & Tourist Spot[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Census of India". 
  3. ^ "Census of India". 
  4. ^ "Census of India". 
  5. ^ 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

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