Neighborhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amarabati Crossing Near Sodepur Bridge
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|• Body||Panihati Municipality|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Official||Bengali, English, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
700110, 700114, 700115
|Telephone code||+91 33|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dum Dum|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Panihati|
Sodepur or Sodpur is a neighbourhood of Kolkata in the North 24 Parganas district in the of Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
There was once a community named Sayyid in this area from which the place was known as Sayyidpur or Sodepur. Sodepur in the Barrackpore subdivision is historically famous for the Khadi Prathistan where historic decisions with regard to freedom struggle were taken by Gandhiji and other great leaders like Subhas Chandra Bose. In 1921, Satish Chandra Dasgupta, eminent chemist, resigned from Bengal Chemicals influenced by the Gandhian thought of Swadeshi and set up the ashram. This ashram near the Sodepur Railway Station has a special place in the history of the Indian independence movement. Mahatma Gandhi called this ashram his second home and stayed there at various times (1939, 1945, 1946, 1947).
|Cities and towns in the southern portion of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district|
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town,
N: neighbourhood/ administrative location
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Sodepur is located at  It has an average elevation of 15 m (49 ft)..
96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside, all places marked on the map are linked in the full screen map) lives in urban areas. In 2011, it had a density of population of 10,967 per km2 The subdivision has 16 municipalities and 24 census towns.
For most of the cities/ towns information regarding density of population is available in the Infobox. Population data is not available for neighbourhoods. It is available for the entire municipal area and thereafter ward-wise.
There is a police outpost at Sodepur.
The following Municipalities, Census Towns and other locations in Barrackpore subdivision were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Kanchrapara (M), Jetia (CT), Halisahar (M), Balibhara (CT), Naihati (M), Bhatpara (M), Kaugachhi (CT), Garshyamnagar (CT), Garulia (M), Ichhapur Defence Estate (CT), North Barrackpur (M), Barrackpur Cantonment (CB), Barrackpore (M), Jafarpur (CT), Ruiya (CT), Titagarh (M), Khardaha (M), Bandipur (CT), Panihati (M), Muragachha (CT) New Barrackpore (M), Chandpur (CT), Talbandha (CT), Patulia (CT), Kamarhati (M), Baranagar (M), South Dumdum (M), North Dumdum (M), Dum Dum (M), Noapara (CT), Babanpur (CT), Teghari (CT), Nanna (OG), Chakla (OG), Srotribati (OG) and Panpur (OG).
Sodepur is a part of Panihati municipality.
Around a total of 32 lakh people from all around the city commute to Kolkata daily for work. In the Sealdah-Krishnanagar section there are 34 trains that carry commuters from 30 railway stations. In the Sealdah-Shantipur section 32 trains carry commuters from 29 stations.
The Barrackpore Trunk Road which passes through the heart of the city provides ample road transport.
DN series of routes
RTA bus routes
STA bus routes
CSTC bus routes
CTC bus routes
The other schools here are:
In the area of higher education, there are many colleges:
The Skill Institute offers new approach to creating more employable youth in Bengal, by using a three-pronged approach of policy aggregation, skill development and job creation. It was started by London School of Economics and University College London alumni.
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