Bansdroni

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Bansdroni
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Map of Kolkata Metro rail showing Bansdroni
Map of Kolkata Metro rail showing Bansdroni
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
KMC Wards 98, 112, 113, 114
Metro station Masterda Surya Sen metro station
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Tollyganj
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700 047
Area code(s) +91 33


Bansdroni (Bengali: বাঁশদ্রোণী) is a locality in South Kolkata.

History[edit]

Bansdroni used to be a port during the 17th century when the Adi Ganga was the main flow of the Ganges into the sea Bay of Bengal. It was the gateway to a vast hinterland in South 24 Parganas. Bansdroni takes its name from 'Bangsho Dron' meaning a bamboo forest.

Presently[edit]

The area is mainly a residential area, with nearly every building a residential one. The Usha Fan Factory is located here. Vidyasagar Park (1 to 12)Lane is an important locality here. Now, Bansdroni houses important retail stores like Reliance Digital, Spencers, LG Shoppe, Max Fashions, Cafe Coffee Day, Bata, Khadims, Elite,Leather Line and others. This area verges the Bansdroni & Netaji Nagar Police Stations. Rifle Club, Jaysree, Dinesh Nagar, Congress Nagar, Ananda Pally (East), Subodh Garden, Postal Park, Rania are important localities. Reputable fresh vegetable, fruits & fishes market / bazaar are also found here.

Transport[edit]

The place is connected to the city with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road linking Naktala and Garia in the south-east and Tollygunge in the south-west. The Kolkata Metro touches Bansdroni at the Masterda Surya Sen Metro Station. Suitable Communication like AC Busesis, CTC/CSTC Buses, Private Buses like 41B, 41, 41/1, 205, 205/A, 80A, 228, S-7, Naktala - Howrah Mini Bus, Garia - Howrah Mini Bus and frequent auto services are also available in all time.

Nearby[edit]

Bansdroni is close to Garia, Naktala and Tollygunge all on the main Netaji Subhash Road.

Education[edit]

Education is parted via schools such as The Assembly of God Church School (Tollygunj Branch), Future Foundation, G.D. Birla, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Holy Home, Adarsh English High School, B.D. Memorial (Primary), St.Mary's Church School and De Paul (the last two being catholic). Some oldest boys & girls schools namely Binoy Pally Adarsha Bidya Mandir, Chakdaha Boys & Girls HS Schools, St. Clare School, Little Star( Nursery & Primary School) are also situated in the Bansdroni/Jaysree/ Postal Park Area.

Shrines[edit]

The Shiva Temple holds prominent place here. There is also a church named Queen of Peace Church.