Garfa

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Garfa
Neighbourhood in Kolkata
Garfa Shiv Mandir bazar area
Garfa Shiv Mandir bazar area
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
KMC Ward 104, 105, 106
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Jadavpur
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33 2415/2416/2472

Garfa is a southern neighbourhood of Kolkata, India. The postal code of Garfa area is 700075[1] and 700078. This area is surrounded by Haltu, Nandi bagan, Jadavpur and Kalikapur. Garfa is mainly a residential area. Starting as a refugee colony within Jadavpur, the current generation of young people has made it a nice middle-class neighbourhood. Along with the surrounding areas, it has seen big change in transportation systems and real estate. Lot of new residential flats have come up. Also, several buses ply the Garfa Main Road now. The Garfa Main Road connects the EM Bypass Connetor on the east side, and Pal Bazar on the west. Middle Road is the other main road in the neighborhood.

History[edit]

In the 1950s, people like Khagen Naskar, Sudangshu Basu, NishiKanta Chakraborty were among the main residents of Garfa. Sudangshu Basu was the head master of Jadavpur High School. Nishikanta Chakraborty used to own "Nandir Math" where young kids used to play soccer and cricket. Very recently, Bisweswar Bhattacharya, from Pratapgarh, won Padmasree for his contribution as a director of Bhaba Atonic Research Center.

Culture[edit]

On the cultural front, Garfa hosts some major Kali Pujas and Durga Pujas of South Kolkata. The Kali Puja organized by Hurumtal club and Safui para Sabuj Sangha is a famous one in this area. Some cultural and sports events are organized every year. There is not any library, shopping mall or multiplex in this area.

Educational institutions[edit]

Here is a list of educational institutions situated near Garfa area.

Places of interest[edit]

Garfa Balak Samity maidan (playground)
  • Sandhya Majlish.
  • Balak Samity Playground.
  • B. M. Medical.
  • Garfa Shiv mandir bazar.
  • Sanskriti Chakra
  • Garfa Post Office
  • Garfa police station.[2]
  • Anwesha Basu
  • SD4 Bus Stand
  • Vitality Polyclinic & Diagnostic (near loknathbaba mandir)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kolkata Postal Codes". 
  2. ^ "Garfa Police Station". Kolkata Police. Retrieved 25 December 2012.