Nagerbazar

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Nagerbazar
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Nagerbazar is located in Kolkata
Nagerbazar
Nagerbazar
Location in Kolkata
Nagerbazar is located in India
Nagerbazar
Nagerbazar
Nagerbazar (India)
Coordinates: 22°37′25″N 88°25′02″E / 22.623557°N 88.417286°E / 22.623557; 88.417286Coordinates: 22°37′25″N 88°25′02″E / 22.623557°N 88.417286°E / 22.623557; 88.417286
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 7000028
Telephone/STD code +91 33

Nagerbazar is a neighbourhood in South Dumdum municipality in Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in Indian state of West Bengal. South Dumdum is a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration.

History[edit]

Clive House at Rastraguru Avenue in Dum Dum is mired in controversy. It is thought of as the first pucca brick and cement building in the north Kolkata area, possibly built by the Portuguese. Now, some people are saying that it was the hunting lodge of an Indian prince or noble man (and so where was the jungle?) What is definitely known is that it was used by British soldiers when they first started coming into the country and then Robert Clive took it over, renovated it, added a floor to the single-storeyed building and made it his country house (some people refer to it as his residence, which appears doubtful) around 1757-60. The house is located on a raised ground. In the otherwise flat surroundings it is even thought of as a mound or a hill. The more interesting part of the story is that “on excavation of Clive House, coins, terracotta figures, sculpture, potteries etc. and information of a Portuguese Fort were found.” The articles found could be of the Sen period but some people think that it could have links with the 2,000 years/ more older civilisation unearthed earlier at Chandraketugarh. Clive House is under the Archaeological Survey of India since 2004, but squatters inside and outside Clive House have hindered restoration work.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Geography[edit]

It is flanked by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in the north, Dum Dum railway station which is a juncture of both Kolkata Circular Railway as well as the Kolkata suburban railway and Dum Dum metro station in the west, area of Baguiati and adjoining areas of VIP Road in east and the posh locality of Bangur Avenue and Lake Town in south.

In 2012, a flyover was opened at Nagerbazar to decongest the heavy traffic on Jessore Road for airport bound traffic.[8]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration[edit]

The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).[9]

Nagerbazar picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordnance Factory Dum Dum". Dum Dum Story. Indian Ordnance Factories. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Heritage of Kolkata – Clive House – under dilapidation". Asim Kumar 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook North Twenty Four Parganas, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Places of religious importance, Page 123. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Old house on the hill". The Telegraph, 23 May 2003. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "The two faces of Clive House in Dum Dum – Squatters inside or outside building stll impeding Archaeulogical Survey's restoration project". The Telegraph, 24 January 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Dum Dum mound may rewrite Kolkata history". The Times of India, 23 November 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Clive of India's House at Dum Dum, Calcutta". Vivat Heritage, 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "CM inaugurates Nagerbazar flyover". Indian Express. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2018.