Dum Dum Park
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Metro Station||Belgachia and Jessore Road(under construction)|
|• Body||South Dumdum Municipality|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Barasat|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Bidhannagar|
Dum Dum Park is a locality in South Dumdum Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It forms part of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) area. Dum Dum Park is a planned area with straight and wide roads, multiple water tanks have become a coveted neighbourhood in greater Kolkata. In recent years, the multiple high budget pandals draw several visitors to the area during the Durga Puja.
Dum Park is surrounded by Bangur Avenue in the South, Prafulla Kanan (Kestopur and Salt Lake across the VIP Road) in the east, Shyamnagar in the north. Jessore Road is on the west side of the Dum Dum Park. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is at a distance of about 5.5 kilometres from Dum Dum Park. Patipukur Railway Station, Bidhannagar Road and Dum Dum railway station are railway stations close to Dum Dum Park. Howrah railway station is the major railway station which is at a distance of 11 km from Dum Dum Park.
It was earlier known as Krishnapur Refugee Colony, which started as a refugee colony to settle the migrants who came to India immediately after the Independence of India. Later the neighbourhood was developed in a planned manner.