New Alipore

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New Alipore
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
India Government Mint, Taratala, Kolkata
India Government Mint, Taratala, Kolkata
New Alipore is located in Kolkata
New Alipore
New Alipore
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°31′N 88°19′E / 22.51°N 88.32°E / 22.51; 88.32Coordinates: 22°31′N 88°19′E / 22.51°N 88.32°E / 22.51; 88.32
Country India
StateWest Bengal
CityKolkata (Calcutta)
DistrictKolkata[1] and South 24 Parganas[2][3]
Railway stationsNew Alipore railway station, Majerhat railway station
Metro StationMajerhat(under construction), Taratala(under construction) and Rabindra Sarobar
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward81, 118
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700053
Telephone code91-33
Lok Sabha constituencyKolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRashbehari, Behala Paschim

New Alipore is a neighbourhood of the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is situated just south of Alipore.

Description[edit]

Geography[edit]

New Alipore is bordered on the north by the Budge Budge section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway between Majerhat and Tollygunge stations. It is bounded by B.L. Saha Road (Chetla) to the east, Diamond Harbour Road to the west and by Behala to the south.

History[edit]

New Alipore was created as a planned residential suburb of Kolkata by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority in the 1950s to house the burgeoning population of the city.[citation needed]

New Alipore was already the location of the India Government Mint, built in the 1930s.[citation needed] Next to the mint lies the Centenary Port Trust Hospital, built in 1971.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

New Alipore has two railway stations, New Alipore railway station and Majerhat railway station on the Budge Budge section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway and Kolkata Circular Railway.[citation needed]

New Alipore is connected to all parts of the city by extensive bus services.[citation needed] The Diamond Harbour Road is part of NH 117. The erstwhile Kalighat Falta Railway (KFR) has been dismantled and the space reclaimed. The stretch where once the tracks lay is now the James Long Sarani. This road runs parallel to the Diamond Harbour Road and through Behala and Thakurpukur.

Police district[edit]

New Alipore is served by New Alipore police station: it is part of the South division of Kolkata Police.[4] Tollygunge Womens police station has jurisdiction over all the police districts in the South Division.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kolkata South district".
  2. ^ "South 24 Parganas district".
  3. ^ "web.archieve.org" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". South Division – Hastings police station. KP. Retrieved 26 March 2018.