Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
|Municipal Corporation||Kolkata Municipal Corporation|
|KMC ward||63, 75|
|• Total||For population see linked KMC ward page|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Area code(s)||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kolkata Dakshin|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kolkata Port|
Hastings is an area in central Kolkata between the Maidan (large open park) and the River Hooghly named after Warren Hastings, who was the first Governor-General of Bengal then the whole of India from 1772 to 1785.
The Hastings area was initially a Muslim burial ground, then became ‘Coolie Bazar’ for workmen who built Fort William and finally turned into a township for the Ordnance and Commissariat department people.
This was originally the military area of the city and several landmarks remain including Fort William, the Lascar War Memorial and the Ordnance Club, as well as the Racecourse.
In 1888, one of the 25 newly organized police section houses was located in Hastings.
This is also where one of the city’s major thoroughfares feeds onto Vidyasagar Setu, the impressive suspension bridge crossing the Hooghly River which was completed in 1992.
Tollygunge Womens police station has jurisdiction over all the police districts in the South Division, i.e. Park Street, Shakespeare Sarani, Alipore, Hastings, Maidan, Bhowanipore, Kalighat, Tollygunge, Charu Market, New Alipur and Chetla.
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