Joka, Kolkata

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Joka is a census town in Thakurpukur Mahestala CD Block and a neighbourhood in South West Kolkata, India. The neighbourhood is home to one of the premier management institutes of India: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.


Joka and part of Pailan-Daulatpur (adjoining area of Joka) are now under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.


As per 2011 Census of India Joka had a total population of 9,302, of which 4,645 (50%) were males and 4,657 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 763. The total number of literates in Joka was 7,803 (91.38% of the population over 6 years).[1]

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in South 24 Parganas district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M), and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).[2]


Joka is well connected with the rest of Kolkata by the 4 lane Diamond Harbour Road (NH 117) and 4 lane James Long Sarani. The stretch of the Diamond Harbour Road between Joka and Taratala (10 km) is in pretty bad shape with many temporary diversions and narrowing to 2-lanes due to Metro Railway Construction and Gardenreach-Joka Water-line construction.

Joka-BBG Bagh Metro railway constructions are in full swing and expected to be operational by 2018. [3]

The old Joka Tram depot is now closed and tram services no longer exists.

Bus routes include-

Private Bus[edit]

Mini Bus[edit]

SD Bus Route[edit]

CSTC Bus Routes[edit]

AC Bus
Special Bus
  • S3W Joka — Ecospace (Aliah University) (via Thakurpukur, Behala, Taratala, New Alipore, Chetla, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF, New Town, Narkelbagan)

CTC Bus[edit]

  • C8 Barasat – Joka (via Kabardanga, Haridevpur, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Rub Hospital, Science City, SDF, New Town, Narkelbagan, Eco Park, City Centre 2, Airport, Madhyamgram)
  • C37 AmtalaHowrah Station
  • C38 Joka – Howrah Station
  • E45 Joka – Digha (via Kabardanga, Haridevpur, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Esplanade, Santragachi, Dhulagarh, Mecheda, Nandakumar, Henria, Contai, Ramnagar)

VS Series (WBSTC AC Volvo Bus)[edit]

WBSTC Non AC[edit]



This locality houses one of the important centers of Bratachari movement.


Reputed schools in the area include Vivekanada Mission School, Pailan World School and IIMC Kendriya Vidyalay.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has started a Medical College in this area (in the campus of erstwhile ESIC Joka Model Hospital) since 2013.


  1. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Metro to take 3 years". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 22°27′32″N 88°17′50″E / 22.45889°N 88.29722°E / 22.45889; 88.29722