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Hastings, Kolkata

Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Hastings is located in Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°32′49″N 88°19′39″E / 22.546944°N 88.327472°E / 22.546944; 88.327472
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward63, 75
 • TotalFor population see linked KMC ward page
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyKolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKolkata Port

Hastings is a neighbourhood of central Kolkata in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


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.[1]

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.[1]

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.


Police district

Hastings police station is part of the South division of Kolkata Police. It is located at 5, Middle Road, Kolkata-700022.[2]

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Nair, P. Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, p. 18, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  2. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". South Division – Hastings police station. KP. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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