Baruipur

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Baruipur
বারুইপুর
city
Baruipur is located in West Bengal
Baruipur
Baruipur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44Coordinates: 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 53,128
Languages
 • Official Bengali, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jadavpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Baruipur Paschim Baruipur Purba
Website www.baruipur.in

Baruipur is a suburb in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal, India and is the important subdivision of the district South 24 Parganas. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority . The town is an important railway and roadway junction. As an urban setup in the vicinity of the Kolkata, the town is within the area of Greater Kolkata.

Geography[edit]

Baruipur is located at 22°21′N 88°26′E / 22.35°N 88.44°E / 22.35; 88.44.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (29 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Baruipur had a total population of 53,128, of which 26,718 (50%) were males and 26,410 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 3,763. The total number of literates in Baruipur was 45,434 (92.04 % of the population over 6 years).

Transport[edit]

Railway is the primary mode of transport of Baruipur . The entire area of Baruipur is served by the Baruipur Junction railway stations on the Sealdah South Section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway . Baruipur Junction is one of the busiest stations of Sealdah division. More than 75 pairs of local trains ply through Baruipur Junction on a daily basis. Baruipur is also well connected with Roadways. Buses like CTC,CSTC, Private Buses, STA Buses are available all the time in Baruipur. Nearest Kolkata Metro Station- Kavi Subhash(New Garia)-13km (20 minutes by train) , Sahid Khudiram(Briji- Bypass)-13 km(30 minutes by bus) & Kavi Nazrul (Garia Bazar)- 14km(30 minutes by bus/auto)

WBSTC Bus Lines[edit]

CSTC Bus Lines[edit]

CTC Bus Lines[edit]

Private Bus Lines[edit]

SD Series Lines[edit]

Mini Bus Lines[edit]

STA Bus Lines[edit]

SBSTC Bus Lines[edit]

Express Bus Lines[edit]

Auto Rickshaw[edit]

New district headquarters[edit]

West Bengal government will get back 1,000 acres (4 km²) from the 5,000 acres (20 km²) it is giving to the Salim group for development of a township at Baruipur, the site of the new district headquarters.[2] The proposed BarasatRaichak expressway will pass through Baruipur.

Civic administration[edit]

There is a Baruipur municipality, which is divided into 17 wards. As of 2011, it is controlled by the Trinamool Congress. There is a block development office & a Panchyat Samity consisting 19 Gram Panchyat.

Culture[edit]

The Gajan Utsab of Baruipur is famous. According to local legend, there was once a severely contested lathi fight between the lathials of the Sabarna Choudhurys of Barisa and the Roy Choudhurys of Baruipur concerning the boundary dispute of their respective Zamindaris. The Sardar of the lathials of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury was Bhriguram. The lathials of Baruipur managed to cut off his head with a sword and won the fight. However, Bhriguram was so much respected in the area that a lock of his hair was preserved. Bhriguram is still publicly honoured by the exposition of lock during the gajan mela at Baruipur.[3]

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