Sodepur

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Sodepur/ Sodpur
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amarabati More is a busy crossing on 6 no. Barasat road at Sodepur.
Amarabati More is a busy crossing on 6 no. Barasat road at Sodepur.
Sodepur/ Sodpur is located in West Bengal
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Sodepur/ Sodpur is located in India
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°41′54″N 88°23′22″E / 22.698214°N 88.38947689999998°E / 22.698214; 88.38947689999998Coordinates: 22°41′54″N 88°23′22″E / 22.698214°N 88.38947689999998°E / 22.698214; 88.38947689999998
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Railway station Sodepur
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700110
Lok Sabha constituency Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Panihati

Sodepur is a place in north Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). It is a part of Panihati municipality under Barrackpur sub-division of the state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[1]

History[edit]

There once was a community named Sayyid in this area from which the place was known as Sayyidpur or Sodepur.[2] Sodepur in the Barrackpore subdivision, is historically famous for the Khadi Prathistan where historic decisions with regard to freedom struggle were taken by Gandhiji and other great leaders like Subhas Chandra Bose. In 1921, Satish Chandra Dasgupta, eminent chemist, resigned from Bengal Chemicals influenced by the Gandhian thought of Swadeshi and set up the Ashram. This ashram near the Sodepur Railway Station has a special place in the history of the Indian independence movement. Mahatma Gandhi called this ashram his second home and stayed there at various times (1939, 1945, 1946, 1947).

Sodepur has a police outpost of its own and it falls under the jurisdiction of Khardaha and Ghola Police station.

Geography[edit]

Sodepur is located at 22°41′54″N 88°23′22″E / 22.698214°N 88.38947689999998°E / 22.698214; 88.38947689999998.[3] It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft).

Transport[edit]

Kolkata new proposed metro route (Baranagar - Barrackpore)
Sodepur railway station

Sodepur is well connected by the Eastern Railway suburban network. The B.T. road which passes through the heart of the city also provides ample scopes for road transport.

Private Buses[edit]

Bus Routes without Numbers[edit]

DN Series of Routes[edit]

MM Series of Routes[edit]

K Series of Routes[edit]

JM Series of Routes[edit]

STA Bus Routes[edit]

WBSTC Franchisee Bus Routes[edit]

CSTC Bus Routes[edit]

CTC Bus Routes[edit]

Education & Employment[edit]

The oldest school at Sodepur is [Sodepur High School] which is affiliated to West Bengal Board. It was established in 1853.. The other schools here are:

  • Sodepur High School affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali Medium)
  • Natagarh Sri Sri Ramkrishna Vidyamandir(Ramkrishnapur)

affiliated toWest Bengal Board (Bengali Medium)

In the area of Higher Education, there are many colleges:

  • Panihati College, affiliated to West Bengal State University,
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Technology
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management
  • GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCE & RESEARCH and HOSPITAL
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Banks[edit]

Banks located here are:

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