Bamangachhi

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Bamangachhi
বামনগাছী
muhajir
Town
Bamangachhi Town map from satellite view
Bamangachhi Town map from satellite view
Nickname(s): baidya
Bamangachhi is located in West Bengal
Bamangachhi
Bamangachhi
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°31′E / 22.74°N 88.51°E / 22.74; 88.51Coordinates: 22°44′N 88°31′E / 22.74°N 88.51°E / 22.74; 88.51
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Population (2011)
 • Total 48,886
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN

743706 (Bamangachhi Sub Post Office)

743294 (Chhota Jagulia Sub Post Office)
Telephone code 033-2542/2552/2562/2584-****
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barasat
Police Station Barasat
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Bamangachhi is a census town[1] in Barasat I CD Block in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India. It is situated in Southern portion of West Bengal. Bamangachhi consists of one major village Chhota Jagulia and the town Bamangachhi. It is approximately 26 km north of Kolkata. Bamangachhi is under the Barasat Sadar Subdivision and Barasat Police Station. It is situated at the outskirt of Greater Kolkata[2] and under the authority of KMDA. There are two Sub Post Offices present in this area. (Chhota Jagulia : 743294,[3] Bamangachhi : 743706[4]).

Name[edit]

The exact reason to be named as Bamangachhi is not known, but according to local lore, it may have been derived the name "bamun para" (literally meaning the neighbourhood of Brahmins), which is an old Brahmin-predominant locality of here.

Transport[edit]

NH-35 @ Bamangachhi

Bamangachhi is approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi) from Kolkata, and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from North 24 Pargana's district headquarters Barasat. It is well connected by rail and roads with the major destinations in North 24 Parganas and Kolkata. The Bamangachhi Railway Station is a part of Kolkata Suburban Railway under the Sealdah-Bongaon division. The station had been upgraded as the Adarsh Railway Station (model railway station) by the former Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Railway Budget 2011-12 (Upgradation of Bamangachhi Railway Station will provide safe drinking water, pay & use toilets, high-level platforms, better accessibility for the physically challenged among many other facilities at the station.).

Bamangachhi is situated between the two major National Highways, NH-34[5] and NH-35[6](Jessore Road). The National Highway 34 connects Kolkata to Siliguri (in North Bengal) and National Highway 35 connects Kolkata to Jessore, a city in Bangladesh. Bamangachhi is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) away from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata and 26 kilometres (16 mi) from Sealdah Railway Station. A major P.W.D. Road, which is known as Bamangachhi-Bamunmura Road has passed across the town and connects Taki Road, NH 35, Bamangachhi Station and NH 34. The other main roads which connects the localities inside Bamangachhi are Station Road, Kashimpur Road, Post Office Road, Nityananda Sarani, B.D.Office Road, Suripukur Road etc.

Climate[edit]

The climate of Bamangachhi is tropical, like the rest of the Gangetic West Bengal. The hallmark is the Monsoon, which lasts from early June to mid September. The weather remains dry during the winter (mid November to mid February) and humid during summer.

Demography[edit]

Bamangachhi is a highly populated area including Chhota Jagulia and the 9 villages. The total population by the census 2011.[7] is 48,886. The population chart is given below -

Area Name In Bengali Area (in Ha.) Person
Bamangachhi বামনগাছী 135.99 6,388
Chhota Jagulia ছেটা জাগুলীয়া 201.20 4,014
Maliakur মালীয়াকুড় 67.66 2,196
Bara বড়া 366.61 5,279
Tentulia তাঁতুলীয়া 117.59 2,090
Bahera বেহড়া 165.55 5,283
Bazitpur বাজীতপুর 43.56 783
Sikdespukhuria সীকেদশপুকুরীয়া 120.63 4,312
Kulberia কুলেবড়ীয়া 52.27 6,593
Mandalganti মনডলগাঁথী 97.79 7,548
Murali মুড়ালী 82.73 3,955

Culture[edit]

50th year Durga Puja celebration by Agrani Sangha, Bamangachhi

As in most parts of West Bengal, the major festivals in Bamangachhi are New Year, Republic & Independence Day, Durgapuja, Diwali, Kalipuja, Laxmipuja, Eid–Uz–Zuha, Christmas.

Education[edit]

High School[edit]

Training Institutes[edit]

Madrasah[edit]

  • Tentulia Abujafiria Siddiquia Kharejia Madrasah.

Economy[edit]

Banks in Bamangachhi

Occupations for most of the people in Bamangachhi Town is service or business. A large number of people lives in Chhota Jagulia Gram Panchayat are involved in agriculture. The people from the villages like Maliakur, Bahera, Sankargachhi, Boropole, Nityananda Sarani, Marait, Murali are mostly involved in agriculture and allied activities. Most of the people of Bamangachhi belong to middle class economy. A large number of people are poor.

Regent Garment & Apparel Park, Murali, Bamangachhi[edit]

RDB Industries is setting up a mega garment and apparel park at Murali, Bamangachhi. The entire park is expected to cover 120 acres of land (approximately) beside Jessore Road near Bamangachhi Chowmatha. IIS is designing and managing the execution of the Infrastructure for the Park. The company is investing Rs 400 crore for setting up the park in phased manner. The phase I is under construction with 18 blocks, one Guest House and a Commercial Block. The Phase I will be able to accommodate close to 200 units. The infrastructure consists of state of the art road network with separate storm water & sewer lines. Environment friendly STP, Rain Water Harvesting and Water Treatment minimising discharge. The entire park is expected to be completed by 2018. On completion, the park will be able to house around 1,000 manufacturing units.

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