Neighbourhood in Kolkata And South 24 Parganas
|City||Kolkata And Rajpur Sonarpur|
|District||South 24 Parganas|
|Metro Station||Gitanjali, Kavi Nazrul, Shahid Khudiram, Kavi Subhash and Satyajit Ray(under construction)|
|Municipal Corporation||Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality|
|KMC wards||99, 100, 101, 109, 110, 111|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
700084, 700047, 700094, 700152
|Area code(s)||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Jadavpur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jadavpur and Sonarpur Uttar|
Garia is a neighbourhood of southern Kolkata in West Bengal, India. It is home to Netaji Subhash Engineering College and Future Institute of Technology (Boral Campus). It is bounded by Jadavpur to the north, Bansdroni/ Tollygunge to the north-west, Santoshpur/ Mukundapur to the north-east and Narendrapur/ Rajpur Sonarpur to the south. The southern part of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass runs through the heart of the region. It is also represented by an important, ever-busy, and ever-crowded traffic junction from where a variety of public transports ply in different directions, making it a principal spot of South Kolkata.
Garia is one of the oldest settlements around the region. Tolly's Nullah (canal), which connects Kolkata to the Vidhyadhari River to the east, runs through the middle of Garia. It was primarily a peaceful residential neighbourhood before the partition of India, which changed the very fabric of the area. This area was discovered by the great Bose Family and Bidipto Bose is now the one of the great person of this area.
Overnight refugees came and settled down in the farm lands and country houses of the rich landowners of Kolkata in Garia, increasing the population of the area by many thousands.
Garia became another refugee settlement along with Jadavpur and Tollygunge in the southern fringes of the city. Slowly, after the initial upheaval, development of the area started and it grew to become a peaceful neighbourhood. But again another change was coming to the region. With the expansion of Kolkata to the east and the south during the 1990s, the area witnessed its latest change. Garia was the southern end of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, the next 'Chowringhee' of Kolkata. This road connected Garia to the northern parts of the city and the newly developing areas like Salt Lake and New Town, and also to the Dum Dum Airport; thus opening the way for rapid commercialization of the area. Already home to two major bus terminus, Garia became the transport and commercial hub for the region.
First settlements were on the north of the meeting point of N.S.C. Bose road, Garia main road & Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick road; Garia More as it is known till day. Kanungo Park, planned by Late Sri Manindra Lal Das an Officer of The Directorate of Settlement Department of West Bengal,from which Milan park was later carved out was the first planned settlement at Garia. This locality is now home to some of the finest upcoming apartment complexes in the city, and is a heaven for people looking to get away from the congestion of Kolkata. Hiland Park, Avani's Victoria Greens, Westwind, Orbit City, Sunny Seasons, Victoria Greens, Sugam Park, Sherwood Estate and Bengal Ambuja's Upohar are the most famous apartment complexes in Garia. Apartment complexes like Sugam Sudhir, PS Srijan Ozone, Modello Highs are close to completion and will be the newest additions to posh housing complexes. However, increasing population day by day, and the upcoming projects and a vast number of residential flats and increased traffic have made Garia almost the same as the other congested places of Kolkata, at present. Metro railway has added a new feather in terms of communication which connects Central & North Kolkata to save time & have a comfortable journey.
Garia includes the neighbourhoods of Kanungo Park, New Garia, Chak Garia, Garia Park, Baghajatin, Ajoy Nagar, Baishnabghata-Patuli, Techno City, Panchpota, Model Town, Ganguly Bagan, Ramgarh, Tentulberia, East Tentulberia, Ramgarh, Briji, Dhalai Bridge, Kamalgazi, Mahamayatala, Pearabagan, Boral, Sreenagar, Nayabad, Panchasayar, Kandarpopur town, Fartabad, Garia railway station, Balia, Sreerampur and certain parts of New Ajoynagar.
New Garia is a fast-growing neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia. The terminal metro station of Kolkata metro in the south is located here.
Chak Garia, also known as Chakgaria, is a posh neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia. It is dotted with high rises like Hiland Park and Bengal Ambuja Upohar.
Baishnabghata-Patuli Township is a township located in the northern part of Garia. Baishnabghata-Patuli Township is a World Bank–funded project on the EM Bypass. Currently, it is one of the most promising parts of south Kolkata.
Mahamayatala is a well-known place in Garia. Even one of the most renowned posh localities in Garia. There are many residential apartments or complex, diagnostic centers, shops, bars etc. all required stuff for living. Mahamayatala is known for its famous Maa Mahamaya Temple.
Pearabagan is a major locality in South Garia. It is a residential area with a market bazar popularly known as Kalibazar. Laskarpur is associated with Pearabagan. There are many schools over here including the Laskarpur Vidyapith (girls and boys). BDMI school is connected with Purba Para, Laskarpur. The post office of Laskarpur is situated here within. Rishi Apartment, Elina Apartment, Narayani Apartment are some of the major apartment complexes located in the area.
This is a residential place between Mahamayatala and Hindustan More. There is a sweet shop named Hindustan Sweets and Patton's factory nearby. Various residential buildings and housing complexes are situated in this locality such as Sanghati Abasan, Victoria Enclave, Tinni Apartment, Puskar Abasan, Basundhara Apartment,Luv kush Apartment, Mondal Para Sabuj Sangha club is also there and this area developing very faster etc. In this area one new temple is also established and it has become famous also, it is called a "Bajrangbali Temple". Nowadays this place is very crowded.
It is one of the posh areas of Garia location with renowned multi specialty nursing home like Hindustan health point and shopping destination like bazaar. BSF camp, West Bengal State Electricity Board office, HDFC Bank, Electronic Store, Housing Complex like Ananya Apartments, Victoria Greens, 4 Sight Florence. Balia is also a fast-growing neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia.
Kandarpopur town is a major locality of Garia. This locality is situated beside Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. Garia Railway Station and Shahid Khudiram Metro Station are the nearby railway stations of the locality. Kandarpapur, Boalia, Natunpara are the major portion of the locality. There are many Housing Complex, clinics, schools, markets are located in this area. It is also a fast-growing neighbourhood of Garia.
The converging point of Raja S.C.Mullick Road, N.S.C.Bose Road & Garia Main Road is known as "Garia More", adjacent to Kanungo Park & Garia Traffic Guard of Kolkata Police. It is the point where Garia started evolving post Independence.
Garia is home to four major bus termini (popularly named as No.5, No.6, S-7, S-21). Besides 45, 45B, 80A, 80B, 218, 228, KB17, SD5, AC5, AC6, AC37, AC37A, AC37C, AC50, AC50A, S14, S15G, S37, S55, BARASAT- BARUIPUR etc. buses connect Garia with all parts of the city. All varieties of bus services are available here.
Kavi Nazrul connects this locality to the Kolkata Metro network. Two more stations - Shahid Khudiram (Near E M Bypass and Garia Station Road crossing popularly known as Dhalai Bridge, meaning concrete bridge) & Kavi Subhash (at New Garia, the terminal station in this route near Panchasayar, in between Baghajatin railway station & Garia railway station and just beside New Garia railway station) have become operational from 7 October 2010.
Garia is served by the Garia Railway Station.
Garia is one of the major shopping areas of Kolkata. It is home to many shopping malls and departmental stores. Some of them are :
Garia is home to several academic, research and professional institutions and schools. Major colleges, schools and research institutions located here includes:
Rakhi Utsav organized by "Garia Manabik" a NGO held every year at Kishore Kalyan Samsad ground Garia, Kamdohari Narkelbagan, Celebrities and dignitaries from different fields and society attend this ceremony.
In early 1953, the principal photography of the Satyajit Ray's debut film Pather Panchali was done at Boral, then a small village on the outskirts of Kolkata, now a locality of Garia. A decade later, Ray again shot a scene of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne in the dense bamboo groves near a local pond.
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