Munsirhat

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Munsirhat
মুন্সীরহাট
Town
Munsirhat is located in West Bengal
Munsirhat
Munsirhat
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°05′E / 22.65°N 88.08°E / 22.65; 88.08Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°05′E / 22.65°N 88.08°E / 22.65; 88.08
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 711410
Telephone code 91 3214
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB-xx xxx
Lok Sabha constituency Sreerampur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jagatballavpur
Website howrah.gov.in

Munsirhat is part of the Jagatballavpur bloc in the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.The Bloc Development office is located in Munsirhat.

Geography[edit]

Munsirhat is located at 22°39′N 88°05′E / 22.65°N 88.08°E / 22.65; 88.08

Transport[edit]

It is a station in the HowrahAmta section[1] of Kolkata Suburban Railway system. This area has two railway stations, Munshirhat and Mahendralalnagar. A later station is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away from the main town, but between the village of Dhasa and Ballavbati. Munsirhat is 39.57 kilometres (24.59 mi) from Howrah Station.[2]

Munsirhat is on the HowrahAmta bus route.

Public Bus[edit]

Mini Bus[edit]

CTC series[edit]

Economics[edit]

Munsirhat has about fifty units manufacturing spectacles.[3] It is one of the markets of the district.[4] four Nationalized bank SBI,BOI, Uco bank and Allahabad Bank have their branch functioning here. The SBI and Uco Bank branches are close to the munshirhat Bus Stop in Howrah-Amta bus route, while allahabad bank branch is close to the Munshirhat railway station in Purbasha Building

Culture[edit]

Munshirhat Sekrahati village is adjacent to the Munsirhat bus stop. There is a century old 'atchala temple and rasmancha in Ghoshpara in Sekrahati.[5]

Education[edit]

Munshirhat Brahmanpara Chintamoni Institution (Est. in 1923) is the only higher secondary school. There are a number of govt. aided free primary schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aiming for Amta". irfca.org. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Distances in kilometers between stations" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 2009-02-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Centre for Communication and Development". The Spectacles of doom. CCD-Kolkata (India). Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Primary Hats/Markets of District". West Bengal State Marketing Board. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  5. ^ Santra, Tarapada and Bandopadhyay, Amiya Kumar, Howrah Jelar Purakirti (in Bengali), pp. 115–116, Government of West Bengal