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
Location in West Bengal
Sodepur/ Sodpur is located in India
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Sodepur/ Sodpur
Sodepur/ Sodpur (India)
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 part of Panihati municipality in Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. Panihati is a part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration.

History[edit]

There was once a community named Sayyid in this area from which the place was known as Sayyidpur or Sodepur.[1] 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.[2] It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft).

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).[3]

Sodepur is a part of Panihati municipality.[4]

Transportation[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 road transport.

Private buses

Bus routes without numbers

DN series of routes

  • DN43 Barasat Checkpost – Dakshineshwar

MM series of routes

K series of routes

JM series of routes

STA bus routes


CSTC bus routes


CTC bus routes

Education[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:

  • Natagarh Sri Sri Ramkrishna Vidyamandir (Ramkrishnapur), affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Swami Vivekananda Seva Sumity Vidhyalaya (Buniyadi School), affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Chandrachur Vidyapith, for boys, girls and primary, affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Sukchar Karmadaksha Chandrachur Vidyayatan, for boys, and primary, affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Sukchar Satadal balika vidyayatan, for girls, and primary, affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Desbandhu Sikshyatan, affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Sushil Chandra Balika Vidyalay, affiliated to West Bengal Board (Bengali medium)
  • Central Point School affiliated to CISCE Board (English medium)
  • Park Institution, affiliated to CISCE Board (English medium)
  • National Model School, H.B. Town, affiliated to CISCE Board (English medium)
  • St. Pauls, Amrabati, affiliated to CISCE Board (English medium)
  • St. Xavier's Institution, affiliated to CISCE

In the area of higher education, there are many colleges:

  • Panihati College, affiliated to West Bengal State University, government-aided
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, private
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, private
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science & Research and Hospital, private
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, private
  • JIS University, private

Employment[edit]

The Skill Institute offers new approach to creating more employable youth in Bengal, by using a three-pronged approach of policy aggregation, skill development and job creation. It was started by London School of Economics and University College London alumni.

Banks[edit]

Banks located here are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.panihatimunicipality.in/html/origin-name.html
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sodepur
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  4. ^ ":: Welcome to Panihati Municipality ::". Panihatimunicipality.in. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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