Tikiapara

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Tikiapara is an area in Howrah, West Bengal, India. It is close to Howrah Station. [1]

Tikiapara also has a railway station by its name. There is a big railway colony built during late nineteenth century along Tikiapara railway station. It is managed by South Eastern Railway. The station code is TKPR.It is the next station of Howrah. The most attractive place of Tikiapara is the "Bellilious park". It is a flood-prone area.[2] Although no express trains stop at this station all local and passenger trains stop at Tikiapara.

There is also a large slum area along the tracks of Tikiapara. Youngsters and children are largely involved in drug peddling, rag picking and petty robberies. However, some Christian missionaries including Missionaries of Charity and other NGO have taken initiative to educate children and provide alternate source of income through selling jute and paper bags to people.[3][4][5]

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