Habra

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Habra
City
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Habra is located in West Bengal
Habra
Habra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63Coordinates: 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Nilimesh Das[1]
 • MLA Jyotipriyo Mullick, minister of state, food and distribution, govt. of West Bengal
Area
 • Total 21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,04,584(UA)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91 3216
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Habra
Website www.habralocal.com,
www.habracity.wapka.me

Habra is a city and a police station under Barasat sadar subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole. Its location makes it an important town for export and import of goods between India and Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Habra is located at 22°50′N 88°38′E / 22.83°N 88.63°E / 22.83; 88.63.[3] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Habra had a population of 149,675, out of which 76,510 were males and 73,165 were females. The 0–6 years population was 11,211. Habra had an average literacy rate of 90.85%.[4]

Administration[edit]

Municipality[edit]

Habra Municipality is responsible for the well being of its residence. Habra Municipality recently installed tower lights from the fund of member of Vidhan Sabha Jyotipriyo Mullick has changed the environment of the night of Habra.

Police Station[edit]

Habra Police Station is one of the most important Police station in North 24 Parganas District. Sri Mainak Bandopadhya is the Inspector in Charge of the PS. Since his joining at criminal activity have fallen dramatically and Police public relation has improved a lot[citation needed]. Murder, extortion, dacoity, robbery was the common crimes under this PS.

Others[edit]

Habra I (community development block) is headquartered at Prafulla Nagar, Habra. Habra Telephone Exchange is also headquartered at Habra. Habra is one of the 100 selected cities in India which will be developed as a smart city within 2022 though this has been in question recently when Govt of India published an updated list and Habra did not appear in that apparently.[5]

Transport[edit]

Railway System[edit]

Habra ststion

It is 45 km from Sealdah Station and 25 km from Barasat on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.[6] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. Habra, Gobordanga and Bangaon local connects this town to Sealdah Station and other stations of the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line. Habra Station Road is directly connected on NH 35 (Jessore Road).It is a major railway station between bangaon and barasat railway station

Road[edit]

Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole. Habra-Naihati road connects this town to Naihati. Habra is also connected to National Highway 34 (India) by Habra-Naihati road connecting this town to krishnanagar, Kalyani and other towns and cities. Habra hosts an important depot of Belghoria Division of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation. Buses of South Bengal State Transport Corporation connects Habra to other towns and cities of West Bengal. Buses from Habra Bus Terminal are directly connected to Naihati, Maslandapur, Madhyamgram, Bangaon, Barasat, Nagarukhra, Kalyani, Basirhat, Kolkata, Bagdah, Chakdah, Bagjola, digha, Durgapur, Bandel, krishnanagar, Barasat, Alampur, Dattaphulia, Nimta, Sodepur, Duttapukur, Jagulia, Baduria.

Bus Routes[edit]

The main Bus Station is at Joygachhi More Bus Stand, from where SBSTC and CTC and also Private Buses are available.

SBSTC Buses[edit]

  • Habra - Digha via - Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport Gate No.3, Belghoria Expressway, Dakshineshwar, Bally Halt, Kona Expressway, Salap, Alampur, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Kulgachia, Birshibpur, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Henria, Bajpul, Kanthi, Chaulkhola, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Alankarpur [4.30AM, 5.00AM & 5.40AM]
  • Habra - Durgapur (Express) via - Chowrangee, Barasat Champadali, Barasat Colony More, Madhyamgram, Sodepur, Dunlop, Nivedita Setu [7.00AM]
  • Habra - Purulia via - via - Chowrangee, Awalsiddhi, Jagulia, Durgapur, Asansol [5.30AM]
  • Habra - Durgapur via - Chowrangee, Awalsiddhi, Jagulia, Bardhaman [1.30PM]

CTC Buses[edit]

  • D2 - Habra — Naihati [Frequent] via Ashoknagar, Chowrangi, Awalsiddhi, Saheb Colony, Mamudpur [First Car - 5.00AM & Last Car - 7.30AM]
  • E19 - Habra — Digha [4.15 AM, 5.15 AM & 6.00AM] via Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport Gate No.3, Belghoria Expressway, Dakshineshwar, Bally Halt, Kona Expressway, Salap, Alampur, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Kulgachia, Birshibpur, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Henria, Bajpul, Kanthi, Chaulkhola, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Alankarpur
  • E19 - Habra — Digha [SPECIAL] [4.25AM] via Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Airport Gate No.3, Belghoria Expressway, Dakshineshwar, Bally Halt, Kona Expressway, Salap, Alampur, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Kulgachia, Birshibpur, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Henria, Bajpul, Kanthi, Chaulkhola, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Alankarpur [THIS BUS IS NOT FOR EVERYDAY]
  • E20 - Habra - Durgapur [5.05 AM] via Ashoknagar, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali, Dakshineshwar, Dankuni, Barddhaman
  • E25 - Habra - Nagarukhra - Esplanade [5.25AM, 6.00AM & 2.30PM] via Nagarukhra, Jagulia, Gadamara, Amdanga, Santoshpur, Barasat Colony More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Kaikhali, Teghoria, Baguiati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Maniktala, Vivakananda Road, Girish Park, Central Avenue, M. G. Road Crossing, Lalbajar, Dalhousie. [The return route is except Lalbajar, Dalhousie] [The "up" route of 2.30PM BUS is 'Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More' instead of 'Nagarukhra, Jagulia, Gadamara, Amdanga, Santoshpur, Barasat Colony More' and rest route is same]
  • E36 - Habra - Santragachi [SPECIAL] [6.45AM] via Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Kaikhali, Teghoria, Baguiati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Maniktala, Vivakananda Road, Girish Park, Central Avenue, M. G. Road Crossing, Lalbajar, Dalhousie, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Nabanna, Belepole, Betore, Baksara. [The return route is except Lalbajar, Dalhousie] [THIS BUS IS NOT FOR EVERYDAY]
  • E36 - Habra - Santragachi [7.15AM] via Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Kaikhali, Teghoria, Baguiati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Maniktala, Vivakananda Road, Girish Park, Central Avenue, M. G. Road Crossing, Lalbajar, Dalhousie, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Nabanna, Belepole, Betore, Baksara. [The return route is except Lalbajar, Dalhousie]
  • E36 - Habra - Nabanna [1.30PM] via Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Madhyamgram, Birati, Kaikhali, Teghoria, Baguiati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Maniktala, Vivakananda Road, Girish Park, Central Avenue, M. G. Road Crossing, Lalbajar, Dalhousie, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu. [The return route is except Lalbajar, Dalhousie]
  • E33 Habra - Antpur [6.30 AM] via Ashoknagar Kochua More, Doulotpur, Sendanga, Jagulia, Barasat Helabot tola, Barrackpore Chiriamore, Kalyani Expressway, Dunlop, Dakshineshwar, Bally Halt, Kona Expressway
  • E41 Habra – Asansol
  • E47 Howrah StationNahata (Fixed Time) via Barabazar, Central Avenue, Girish Park, Maniktala, Kankurgachi, Ultadanga, VIP Road, Kestopur, Baguihati, Kaikhali, Airport Gate No.1, Birati, B.T. College, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Dakbungalow More, Barasat Champadali, Kazipara, Mondon Kathi, Bamungachi, Duttapukur Tentultala, Duttapukur Natun Rastar More, Joypul Bazar, Bira Chowmatha, Guma Chowmatha, Khosdelpur, Ashoknagar Station, Ashoknagar P.S., Ashoknagar 5 No. More, Habra Railgate, Habra Station, Joygachi, Saptapally, Hatthuba, Chongda More, Kulpukur, Kolashim Bazar, Dorompur Bazar, Bagna More, Gaighata Bazar, Rampur, Bokchara Bazar, Damdama
  • C29 - Habra - Barasat - Barrackpore via Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Barasat Champadali More, Barasat Colony More, Nilgaunj
  • D7 BarasatBagdah via Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar Station, Habra, Chandpara, Gaighata, Bongaon, Helencha
  • D9 Barasat – Hakimpur via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Habra, Machlandapur, Ramchandrapur, Tentulia, Swarupnagar, Bithari
  • C43 Habra – Garia Bus Stand via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar 8 No. Kalibari More, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram, B.T. College, Airport Gate No.1, Kaikhali, Chinar Park, Eco Park, Narkelbagan, New Town, Technopolis, Sector 5, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Ajoynagar, Patuli

Private Buses[edit]

  • 73 - Habra – Naihati via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar, Awalsiddhi, Saheb Colony, Mamudpur
  • Bagdah – Digha [7.10 AM] via Helencha, Nunchapota, Asharu, Bongaon, Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Topsia, Bridge No.4, Park Circus, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Belepole, Santragachi, Salap, Alampur, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Kulgachia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Bajkul, Heria, Nachinda, Mahisda, Kanthi, Pichaboni, Balisai, Ramnagar
  • Duttafulia - Alampur [6.55 AM] via Bongaon, Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Phoolbagan, Sealdah, Esplanade, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Nabanna, Belepole, Betore, Baksara, Santragachi, Salap.
  • DN12/1 - Habra - Nazat via Maslandapur, Basirhat, Pifa, Bhebia Chowmatha, Nawapara, Kharampur, Siristola, Dakshin Akratala
  • DN21 - Habra - Bagjola via 2No Gate, South Habra, Koipukur, Kumra-Kashipur, Rudrapur, Magra
  • DN26 - Habra - Jagulia via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar Kochua More, Kankpul, Doulotpur, Sendanga
  • DN35 - Barasat - Nabatkati via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Habra, Machlandapur, Ramchandrapur, Tentulia, Swarupnagar, Bithari, Balti
  • DN44 - Bangaon - Dakhineswar via Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Belghoria Expressway, Dunlop (Baranagar Road Station)
  • MN3 - Barasat – Nahata via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Kalyangarh, Habra, Jhikira More, Nagarukhra, Nimtala Road, Chowberia Bazar, fulbari
  • MN6 - Barasat – Berigopalpur via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Kalyangarh, Habra, Gobordanga, Sutia, Berigopalpur
  • MM5 - Habra - Barrackpore Court via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar Chowrangee, Awalsidhhi More, Madhabpur, Nilganj

Education[edit]

There are many Schools, Colleges and Engineering Institutes in Habra. There are too many Educational Institution(44) in Habra. Habra enjoys the highest density of graduates(no. of graduates per square kilometer) in the world.[citation needed]

Schools[edit]

Schools of Govt. of India[edit]

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (Banipur)[7]

State Govt. School[edit]

  • Habra High School
  • Habra High School for Girls (H.S),
  • Habra Kamini Kumar Girls' High School (H.S)
  • Habra Model High School (H.S),
  • Banipur Baniniketan High school (H.S)
  • Banipur Baniniketan Girls’ High school (H.S)
  • Banipur S.W. Home School
  • Dakshwin Habra High School (H.S)
  • Hatthuba Adarsha Bidyapith (H.S)
  • Kalibala Kanya Vidhyapith(H.S)
  • Jaygachi Adarsha Valika Vidyalaya
  • Jaygachi Shayamaprasad High School (H.S)
  • KAMARTHUBA NIVEDITA BALIKA VIDYALAYA(H.S.)
  • Kamarthuba Vivekananda Vidyapith (H.S),
  • Prafullanagar Vidya Mandir (H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Balika Vidyalaya (H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Vidyamandir(H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Balika Vidyalaya (H.S),
  • Purbachal High School
  • Saptapalli Deshbandhu Balika Vidyalaya
  • Sisu Vidyamandir High School(H.S.)
  • Sreema Vidyamandir
  • Govt. Basic cum Multipurpose School

ICSE affiliated schools[edit]

  • Stratford Day School(wb339)
  • St.Stephens School(wb348)

Colleges[edit]

  • Banipur Janata College
  • Banipur Woman’s College
  • Gandhi Centenary B.T College
  • Shree Chaitanya College of Science & Arts,
  • Shree Chaitanya MahaVidyalaya,(Shree Chaitanya College of Commerce)

Engineering Colleges[edit]

  • Techno India, Banipur

Others Colleges[edit]

  • Govt. College of Education (Banipur)
  • Habra Bio-Chemic Medical College & Hospital
  • Post Graduate Physical Training College

Joint coaching Institutes[edit]

  • All India Joint Entrance Examination Coaching(AIJEEC)

Others Institutes[edit]

  • Asha Computer Academy
  • Banipur Home (Orphans House)
  • Banipur Youth Computer Training Centre
  • B.K.Kar Paramadical Institution
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Sports School ( Banipur)
  • Habra Youth Computer center
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Banipur
  • Junior Basic Training College (JBT)
  • Skynet Systems
  • Srijan Graphics (South Habra)
  • Juba Skills Academy( Near- Rupkatha Cinema Hall)

Social[edit]

Banipur Loka Utsav is held at Banipur, Habra starting on 1st Sunday of February every year, for 8 days. It acquired approx. 18 to 20 bighas of land. After the Poush Mela of Shantiniketan, Habra Banipur Lok Utsav is the largest fair of West Bengal.

Economy[edit]

Habra Bazar is one of the largest hub for business and one of the local goods supplier to Kolkata. Habra Bazar supplies Rice, Green vegetables, Milk, Fish, Chicken, Garments, Jewellery, Jute to Kolkata and other parts of India. Export and import businesses (mainly with Bangladesh) are also noteworthy. Various type of women hand bag are produced near Habra (Uchu amtola). Paper board cutting machine are also there. Habra Bazar is the second largest business hub (Bazar) in West Bengal next to Burrabazar, Kolkata. Leading Garments Shop includes Panchali, Sohan Lal Taparia, Maa Mansha Bastralaya.Malls include Style Bazar, Vishal Mega.

Entertainment[edit]

Multiple Cinema Halls are present here...

  • Rupkatha Cinema Hall (AC with Dolby Sound) at 1.no Rail Gate Habra.
  • Kalika Cinema Hall at near Nagarukhra More.
  • Sankar Hall at Joygachi More.

Food[edit]

If you are a food lover then Habra is the ideal place for you.Here you can find every type of dish from indian to italian, mexican, continental etc.There are many restaurants in Habra with excellent quality. Habra is famous for their sweet dish too.

Some of Habra's finest restaurants are Rajnandini Restaurant cum Bar, Dragon Chinese Point etc.

Bank / Financial Institutions[edit]

There are several banks present at Habra.

  • Syndicate Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bandhan Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Uco Bank
  • AXIS Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank
  • HDFC
  • ICICI
  • SBI
  • Allahabad Bank
  • PNB
  • UNION Bank
  • UBI

Quiz Culture[edit]

Habra is a place of literary persons were nearly 100% person is literate. In past two years the quiz culture of Habra has enhanced where many quiz groups came front but the limelight was taken by "Apple Eaters A Quiz Community".On 3rd july 2016 they held their annual quizzing fest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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