Bidhannagar subdivision

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Bidhannagar subdivision
বিধাননগর মহকুমা
subdivision
Bidhannagar subdivision is located in West Bengal
Bidhannagar subdivision
Bidhannagar subdivision
Bidhannagar subdivision is located in India
Bidhannagar subdivision
Bidhannagar subdivision
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°25′E / 22.58°N 88.42°E / 22.58; 88.42Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°25′E / 22.58°N 88.42°E / 22.58; 88.42
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Headquarters Bidhannagar
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 215,514
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Website wb.gov.in

Bidhannagar subdivision is a subdivision of the North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It consists of all wards of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) and ten wards (Lake Town area) of South Dum Dum Municipality and has a total population of about 3 lakh. The subdivision has its headquarters at Bidhannagar located at Administrative Building, DJ-4, Sector II, Salt Lake City. The subdivision is currently headed by Shri Pawan Kadyan, IAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate & Sub-Divisional Officer, Bidhannagar who took charge in September 2014. Recently, in June 2015, Bidhannagar Municipality has become part of a larger Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation which includes the adjacent areas of Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality and Mahishbathan II Gram Panchayat. Shri Sabyasachi Dutta heads this new Corporation as the Mayor of the Municipal Corporation. The Corporation had its first elections in October 2015, electing its first Board of Councillors.

Area[edit]

Bidhannagar municipality, NDITA and Lake Town are the only urban areas under this subdivision.[1] There is no rural area under this subdivision.[2] East Bidhannagar Police Station (PS), North Bidhannagar PS, South Bidhannagar PS, Electronic City PS, and Lake Town PS (and Bhangar police stations) serve the Bidhhannagar subdivision. There has been some demand of making the subdivision coterminous with the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate for public convenience.[1]

Legislative segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in West Bengal, the Bidhannagar municipality will be part of the area defining the Bidhannagar assembly constituency of West Bengal. This constituency will be an assembly segment of the Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Healthcare[edit]

Bidhannagar subdivision also has a few very renowned Government and private hospitals like Anandalok Hospital, Bidhannagar Sub Divisional Hospital, Kolkata Heart Research Institute, Columbia-Asia, AMRI Hospital, etc. The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is also located on its outer boundary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Wise List of Statutory Towns( Municipal Corporation,Municipality,Notified Area and Cantonment Board) , Census Towns and Outgrowths, West Bengal, 2001". Census of India, Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008". West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission" (PDF). Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. pp. 11, 24. Retrieved 2009-01-14.