Belgharia

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Belgharia
বেলঘরিয়া
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Belgharia is located in Kolkata
Belgharia
Belgharia
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°23′E / 22.65°N 88.38°E / 22.65; 88.38Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°23′E / 22.65°N 88.38°E / 22.65; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
 • Vidhan Sabha constituency Kamarhati
Languages
 • Official Bengali and English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700056, 700083
Telephone code 91 33

Belgharia (Bengali: বেলঘরিয়া) is a suburb and a city north of Kolkata. It is situated near Barrackpore Trunk Road under Kamarhati Municipality. Now it has become a business hub, well connected with Kolkata through trains, buses and other means of transport. The name "Belgharia" is derived from "Bell Ghor" (বেলঘর). There was a Big bell used for calling the porters for unloading and carrying jute from the boats. The oldest jetty was situated in Ariadaha on the river Ganges. In the 17th century Belgharia and Nimta were the biggest wholesale markets for jute, fish and vegetables. Belgharia is one of the stations on the main train line starting from Sealdah. This place is a suburb of Kolkata city capital of West Bengal in India.

The Feeder road to the Belgharia railway station.

Feeder road is one of the main roads in Belghoria. Feeder road connects Belghoria to B.T. Road (i.e. Barrackpore Trunk Road) to the west and through Madhusudan Banerjee (MB) Road to Birati and consequently to Jessore Road in the east.

Ramakrishna Paramhansa visited this place eight times; the first time was in 1875. Ramakrishna Mission is also situated here. They run a Students' Home for meritorious poor and needy students along with a three-year Diploma Engg. College . They also conduct relief activities with a public library and homeopathic dispensary. Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Ramakrishna also resided here. The nearest Industrial area is Kamarhatty (3 km), with the following companies: Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic, ESDEE Allumina, Emami, Kamarhatty Jute Mill, Texmaco, TIL, WIMCO .A small unit of Ramkrishna Mission is situated here (near Belgharia flyover) which was established by Swami Vijnananandaji, architect of Belur Math.

Satyendra Nath Dutta (Bengali: সত্যেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত) (1882-1922), a Bengali poet, is considered the wizard of rhymes (or ছন্দের যাদুকর - chhonder jadukar in Bengali) was born at NIMTA of Belgharia, under District North 24-Parganas.

Educational institutions[edit]

Kolkata new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)
  • Bhairab Ganguly College,
  • The Shanti Kids' Academy
  • Belgharia High School for Boys,
  • Belgharia Jatindas Vidyamandir,
  • Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Belgharia Mahakali Girls High School
  • Belgharia Ramakrishna Mission (Polytechnic Institution)
  • Trivasa Academy High School
  • Deshpriyo Vidyaniketan for Boys
  • Deshpriyo Vidyaniketan for Girls
  • Nimta Higher Secondary School
  • Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Belgharia Jatiya Vidyaniketan
  • Nandan Nagar High School
  • Chhatramangal Abhay Smriti Vidyaniketan
  • Sishu Nalanda Primary School
  • Alok Tirtha Nursary & KG School
  • Kajal Memorial School
  • Adamas International school
  • Adarsha Sishu Niketan, Nandan Nagar
  • Sishu Bhawan
  • Rabindra Path Bhawan
  • RABINDRA PATH BHAWAN
  • Prafulla Nagar Acharya Prafulla Chandra Vidyapith

Major markets[edit]

  • Near Anal Saha House
  • Belgharia Rail Bazar- For Fresh Vegetables & Fish
  • Belgharia Municipal Market
  • Dr. P.N.Dey market
  • ANUSREE, 6 Umesh Mukherjee Rd. (A Class Readymade Garments & School Uniforms)
  • Sadananda Chawk
  • Ghola Road bazar
  • Deshpriya Nagar Colony Bazar
  • Spencer's - near Rathtala crossing
  • SWADESHI- (Grocery, Cosmetics, Stationery) - near Flyover
  • Maa Home Service-Arabinda Nagar
  • Exclusive Readymade Bazar (Bata Bus Stop)
  • Putul mobile servicing centre at (nandan nagar)

Library[edit]

  • Parry Mohun Library - Just opposite to Belgharia Bata
  • Belgharia Text Book Library - Indrapuri

Hospitals and health centres[edit]

  • Ariadah Matri Sadan.
  • Sagar Dutta State General Hospital & Medical College.
  • Zenith Multispeciality Hospital.
  • Sahid Khudiram bose hospital.
  • Diagaid Clinic & Diagnostic Centre
  • Chhatra Mangal Ambulance Service
  • Sandhikhyan-Belgharia Ambulance service (AC)
  • Medland

Major medicine shops[edit]

  • Life Line Medico-Near Power House
  • Shyama Medical - Near Belgharia high school
  • Dayal Medical - Near Bata
  • Ghosh Medical -Near Flyover
  • Seba Medical -Arabinda Nagar
  • Nakhatra medical hall- Rathtala
  • Baba Lokenath Pharmacy-Kalitala more

Banks and ATMs[edit]

Communication Links to Kolkata and other places[edit]

Nearest Railway Stations - Belgharia, Birati and Baranagar

  • Bus Route from Brlgharia 234 (to Golf green via Sealdah -Minto Park), 234/1 (to Golf green via Esplanade, Rabindra Sadan), 201(to SDF),
  • Belgharia Howrah Mini (from Nandan Nagar to Howrah F.S)
  • To Sealdah (North) via Local Train
  • To Sodepur via Local train, BT Road & Nilgunj road
  • To Barrackpore via local train, BT Road.
  • To BT Road via Feeder Road
  • To Birati Railway Station Via MB Road
  • To Baranagore Road Railway Station via BT Road
  • To Dakshineswar via Belgharia Expressway/Auto Route/DN2 Bus Route.
  • To Dumdum Airport Via Belgharia Expressway*
  • To Salt lake & New Town via Belgharia Expressway*

The newly built Belghoria Expressway which links Jessore Road with Dumdum Airport and Nivedita Setu on the Ganges increased the importance of this place.

Belghoria Expressway near Nivedita Setu.

The place is now beaming up with flats. People can have an easy access to anything within no time.

Belgharia still oozes old world charm of Bengal. The cosmopolitan culture of new age Bengal hasn't yet penetrated the town. The population consists of generally middle class Bengali. Of late a lot of student messes has sprung up chiefly because of the comparative low cost of living and close proximity to the city of Kolkata.

Belgharia is an area under Kamarhati Municipality and some parts fall under the area of North Dumdum Municipality.

    • N.B.Belgharia is the birthplace of SKM