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|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dum Dum|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Dum Dum North|
Birati is a neighbourhood in the North Dumdum municipality area, in the North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is located at the east of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), beside the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum. It is considered to be a part of Greater Kolkata or KMA, undder the developmental jurisdiction of KMDA.
Nimta Birati area was a well known Janapada since the days of Laksmikanta Roy Choudhury. Later after his death in 1649, it became the capital of Laksmikanta's jaigir, and remained the administrative headquarters till 1716 when the capital was shifted to Barisha. Still Birati remains an abode of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family.
Geography and Locality
Birati is bound by the Jessore Road in the East, Nimta in the West, New Barrackpore in the North and Durganagar in the South. It also features a railway station.It's closeness to DumDum also adds the Kolkata Metro as a way of conveyance.
Birati is well enriched with educationists and educational institutes .Birati High School, Birati Mahajati Vidyamandir, Uttar Dum Dum Vidyapith, Khalisha Kota High School, Sarat Bose Academy, Birati Vidyalaya, National English School, Nivedita English School, Dr. Annie Besant Institute are some of the Higher Secondary schools. There are also a number of government and privately run primary and Kindergarten schools like Sudhindranath Sishu Vidhyalaya, Uttarayan Sishu Vidyayatan, Keyboard Kidz, KidZee etc.
Mrinalini Dutta Mahavidyapith( more commonly known as the Birati college) is the only college in Birati,.
Birati is on the Sealdah–Bangaon railway line which connects Birati with Barasat, Habra, Basirhat, Hasnabad, Bongaon and Kolkata. It is very close to and is near to the NSCB INTL Airport. Belghoria Expressway or popularly called Delhi Road connects Jessore Road (NH-34) at east near Airport and NH-6/NH-2 at west near Bally at Hoogly District.
On 4 February 2009 Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee inaugurated Birati Flyover named Manik Bandopadhyay Setu at Birati station. It connects east and west part of MB Road (Madhusudan Banerjee Road, which is the main road of Birati)
- 237 Babughat – Birati Tantkal
- 237/1 Babughat – Birati via College Street, Shyambazar, Dunlop, Belgharia
- DN2 Barasat – Dakshineshwar
- 184 Birati – B.B.D. Bagh
- M2 Birati – Tollygunge
- Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage