Jessore Road is a road connecting Shyambazar through Dum Dum, both in Kolkata, to Jessore in Bangladesh. While the Dum Dum–Barasat sector is now part of NH 12, the Barasat–Petrapole sector is now part of NH 112. The road acts as a major link between Kolkata with the northern suburbs, especially Barasat and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. The road meets commuter rail links at the Jessore Road Suburban Railway Station and at Barasat Junction. Currently metro stations on this road include Shyambazar and Belgachia.
Allen Ginsberg wrote a poem “September on Jessore Road” after visiting refugee camps in 1971:
Millions of babies watching the skies
Bellies swollen, with big round eyes
On Jessore Road--long bamboo huts…
|Jessore Road by Mousumi Voumik in Bengali|
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- "Allen Ginsberg – September on Jessore Road". 2011 census:. American Poems. Retrieved 7 February 2017.