Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Garfa Shiv Mandir bazar area
|District||South 24 Parganas|
|Metro Station||Kavi Sukanta(under construction)|
|KMC Ward||92, 104, 105|
|Municipal Corporation||Kolkata Municipal Corporation|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Area code(s)||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jadavpur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kasba and Jadavpur|
Garfa is a southern neighbourhood of Kolkata, India. This area is surrounded by Haltu, Nandi bagan, Jadavpur and Kalikapur. Garfa is mainly a residential area. Starting as a refugee colony within Jadavpur, the current generation of young people has made it a nice middle-class neighbourhood. Along with the surrounding areas, it has seen a big change in transportation systems and real estate. Lot of new residential flats have come up. Also, several buses serve the Garfa Main Road now. The Garfa Main Road connects the EM Bypass Connector on the east side, and Pal Bazar on the west. Middle Road is the other main road in the neighbourhood. It now includes many residential buildings like Akashbina, Shantinibash, Sukumar Tower.
In the 1950s, people like Haranath Chakraborty, Khagen Naskar, Sudangshu Basu, NishiKanta Chakraborty were among the main residents of Garfa. Haranath chakraborty famous freedom fighter got award from central government for his contribution in Indian freedom movement. He was resident at Garfa doctorbagan and he was the first secretary of Garfa Dhirendranath Memorial Boys school. Sudangshu Basu was the headmaster of Jadavpur High School. Nishikanta Chakraborty used to own "Nandir Math" where young children used to play soccer and cricket. Very recently, Bisweswar Bhattacharya, from Pratapgarh, won Padma Shree for his contribution as a director of Bhabha Atomic Research Center.
Patuli Women police station has jurisdiction over all police districts under the jurisdiction of South Suburban Division i.e. Netaji Nagar, Jadavpur, Kasba, Regent Park, Bansdroni, Garfa and Patuli.
Jadavpur, Thakurpukur, Behala, Purba Jadavpur, Tiljala, Regent Park, Metiabruz, Nadial and Kasba police stations were transferred from South 24 Parganas to Kolkata in 2011. Except Metiabruz, all the police stations were split into two. The new police stations are Parnasree, Haridevpur, Garfa, Patuli, Survey Park, Pragati Maidan, Bansdroni and Rajabagan.
On the cultural front, Garfa hosts some major Kali Pujas and Durga Pujas of South Kolkata. The Kali Puja organised by Hurumtal club and Safui para Sabuj Sangha is a famous one in this area. Some cultural and sports events are organised every year. There is not any library, shopping mall or multiplex in this area.
Here is a list of educational institutions situated near Garfa area.