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Joka, Kolkata

Joka
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Joka is located in Kolkata
Joka
Joka
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°27′11″N 88°18′04″E / 22.453°N 88.301°E / 22.453; 88.301
Country India
StateWest Bengal
CityKolkata
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas[1] [2]
Metro stationJoka(Under construction)
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC wards142, 143, 144 [3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700 104
Area code(s)+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyKolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBehala Purba

Joka is a locality in South West Kolkata, India.

Administration

Joka and part of Pailan-Daulatpur (adjoining area of Joka) are a part of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

As per 2011 Census of India Joka had a total population of 9,302, of which 4,645 (50%) were males and 4,657 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 763. The total number of literates in Joka was 7,803 (91.38% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following Municipalities and census towns in South 24 Parganas district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M) and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).[5]

Transport

Joka is well connected with the rest of Kolkata by the 4-lane Diamond Harbour Road (NH 117) and 4 lane James Long Sarani. The stretch of the Diamond Harbour Road between Joka and Taratala (10 km) is in pretty bad shape with many temporary diversions and narrowing to 2-lanes due to Metro Railway Construction and Gardenreach-Joka Water-line construction.

Joka-BBG Bagh Metro railway constructions are expected to be operational by 2022. [6]

The old Joka Tram depot is now closed and tram services no longer exist.

Bus routes include-

Private Bus

Mini Bus

SD Bus Route

CSTC Bus Routes

  • AC4B Joka – New Town (via Kabardanga, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF)
  • AC12D Howrah Station — Joka
  • AC52 Howrah StationAmtala
  • S3W Joka — Ecospace (Aliah University) (via Thakurpukur, Behala, Taratala, New Alipore, Chetla, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF, New Town, Narkelbagan)
  • Joka - Balurmath

CTC Bus

  • C8 Joka – Barasat via Kabardanga, Haridevpur, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF, New Town, Narkelbagan, Eco Park, City Centre 2, Airport, Madhyamgram
  • C14/1 Joka – Madhyamgram via Kabardanga, Haridevpur, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Ultadanga, Baguihati, Airport, B.T. College
  • C37 AmtalaHowrah Station
  • C38 Joka – Howrah Station
  • C46 NabannaBaruipur via Khidderpore, Behala, Thakurpukur, Amtala, Sirakole, Dhamuah, Surjapur, Sarberia
  • E45 Joka – Digha via Kabardanga, Haridevpur, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Esplanade, Santragachi, Dhulagarh, Mecheda, Nandakumar, Henria, Contai, Ramnagar

VS Series (WBSTC AC Volvo Bus)

WBSTC Non AC

Ola Shuttle

  • Falta-Kasba
  • Joka-Infospace
  • Joka-Ecospace
  • Joka-Sector 5
  • Joka-Salt Lake (to Yuba Bharat krirangan during 2017 under-17 football world cup)

Auto

Economy

In accordance with the recent developments in Joka, mainly Joka-BBD Bagh metro[7], the area has started to develop rapidly. Projects like Genexx Valley, Imperial Riddhi Siddhi have come up, providing housing facilities. Joka has also seen a rise in Retail and fast food chain - Dominoes being a prominent player in the area. ESIC hospital is also located in Joka, serving the residents in the area with all the medical facilities.

Culture

This locality houses one of the important centers of the Bratachari movement containing Gurusaday Museum ([www.gurusadaymuseum.org]).

Education

Joka has prestigious Indian Institute Of Management Calcutta (IIMC) (IIM-C) India's First IIM estabhlished by Govt. Of India. In The Year 1969 !


Reputed schools in the area include Vivekanada Mission School, Pailan World School and Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has started a Medical College in this area (in the campus of erstwhile ESIC Joka Model Hospital) since 2013.

References

  1. ^ "South 24 Parganas district".
  2. ^ "web.archieve.org" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Joka to come under KMC in 2 months: Mayor - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Metro to take 3 years". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Metro Railway Guide, Kolkata".