Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
|Subway Metro Station||Hemanta Mukherjee (Ruby Park area), Kavi Sukanta (Kalikapur area)|
|Municipal Corporation||Kolkata Municipal Corporation|
|• Total||See KMC ward page for population etc.|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Area code(s)||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jadavpur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jadavpur|
Nandy Bagan or Nandi Bagan is a neighborhood of South Kolkata in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal. The postal code of the neighborhood is 700 075 and 700 078. It is a residential area surrounded with Kasba, Haltu, Garfa, Jadavpur, Babu Bagan, Dhakuria, Naskarpara, Shahid Nagar, Bosepukur and Selimpur. It is a traditionally upper middle class neighborhood situated around the Nandi Bagan community playground. However, with the newly constructed Prince Anwar Shah Road connector with the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, property prices have skyrocketed in the area. The area is covered by the Kasba Police Station of the Kolkata Police Force. The Haltu Post Office serves the area.
Nandi Bagan was a part of the early settlements of Hindu immigrants from East Bengal who were displaced from their homeland during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The area saw rapid development after the construction of the new bridge (Bijon Setu) in 1978 connecting the area to Ballygunge. With the economic boom in India in 1991, the area started attracting lots of investments from property developers.
It is an urban middle-class neighbourhood and of late, has become a pricey area of Kolkata because of its proximity to Jadavpur, Jodhpur Park, Ballygunge and Dhakuria. The area is home to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. The roads in this neighborhood are often lined with trees. The area has a planned underground drainage system and street lighting. There are couple of parks and gardens in the area, most notably the Nandi Bagan community playground and a public swimming pool.
One of the major thoroughfares in Garfa Main Road, which connects the area to Gariahat Road and Jadavpur. It also connects the area to Prince Anwar Shah Road connector. The street has a diverse selection of restaurants, from Chinese joints to South Indian food and a wide variety of local snack-bars. Recent developments include opening of big banking outlets like State Bank of India, AXIS Bank, Allahabad Bank and Bank of India.
The area is well connected with Kolkata's public and private bus network. Public buses L-1 and No. 8 serve the area (presently discontinued) and private buses SD-8, No. 212 and No. 1, Mini bus 108/1/2 now serve the area. The area is also served by Auto rickshaw and taxis. Auto rickshaws ply from Ramlal Bazaar to Fern Road and sometimes up to Gariahat, on the other end from Kayastha Para to Ruby General Hospital.
- Haltu High School for Boys
- Haltu High School for Girls
- Kids' Play House
Places of interest
Some prominent landmarks in the area include:
- B.K Tower Apartments
- Nandini Apartments
- Kheya Apartments
- Nandibagan RajBari (ancestral house of the Nandis, after whom the area is named)
- Nandibagan Community Playground
- Diagnosis & Cure Centre Laboratories
- Haltu Swimming Pool
- Flipkart Facility Hub
- Orbit Systems
- Ventor Technologies
- UMB Hall
- Allahabad Bank Kasba Branch
- SBI New Ballygunj Branch
- Vodafone Mini Store
- RK Photography Studio