Agarpara

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Agarpara
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Agarpara is located in West Bengal
Agarpara
Agarpara
Location in West Bengal, India
Agarpara is located in India
Agarpara
Agarpara
Agarpara (India)
Coordinates: 22°41′01″N 88°23′05″E / 22.6837°N 88.3846°E / 22.6837; 88.3846Coordinates: 22°41′01″N 88°23′05″E / 22.6837°N 88.3846°E / 22.6837; 88.3846
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyPanihati Municipality
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700058, 700109
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyDum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPanihati

Agarpara is a locality in Panihati Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

History[edit]

In the past, a community named Aghore, who were specialized in boat making, used to live here. Earlier this place was known as Agrapalli, from where the name has been changed into Aagarpara.[1] Agarpara Union was officially established on 23 July 1867. Sen estate and Sen family had been the recorded oldest inhabitant of Agarpara. Also, Ghosh family of Tarapukur, Parbat family of East Station Road and Majumder family of North Station Road are the three oldest living families in this town.

Geography[edit]

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

Location[edit]

96% of the population of Barrackpore subdivision (partly presented in the map alongside, all places marked in 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.[2]

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.

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration[edit]

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).[3]

Agarpara is part of Panihati municipality.[4]

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

Agarpara is the part of the Barrackpore Industrial Region. Factories like Texmaco, Duckback, Priya Biscuits operate their units here. Also, the Tractor India Ltd., Himani, Aditya Shukla movie Production, National Tobacco Company and numerous jute and cotton mills establish Agarpara as an enriched industrial town.[5]

See also - Panihati

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Agarpara railway station is one of the busiest Railway stations on the Sealdah division main section. One can reach Agarpara by local Train within 20 to 25 minutes from Sealdah railway station.

Commuters[edit]

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.[6]

Road[edit]

There are frequent bus services which connect Agarpara to the heart of the city of Kolkata, also Howrah, Barrackpore, Barasat etc. through Barrackpore Trunk Road (BT Road). Bus no. 230 starts from Agarpara railway station to Alipore Zoo regularly. Tentultala bus stop is on the cross of Elias road, north station road and B.T. Road. The town is connected to the other side of the river Hoogly by regular ferry service. Also, the famous Nilgunj Road goes through this town.

Education[edit]

Primary schools like Vivekananda Vidyamandir, B G Memorial, Path Bhaban Shishu Shiksha Niketan are doing really well from the last few years. Shri Saraswati Vidyalaya High School, Texmaco High School, Ushumpur Adarsha Uchha Vidalaya, Agarpara Mahajati Vidyapith, Savitri Mahajati Balika Vidyapith, Netaji Sikhshayatan are the popular high schools here, all affiliated to West Bengal Board. Narula Institute of Technology, a private engineering college, is situated in Agarpara. The college is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and approved by AICTE.[7]

Culture[edit]

The Bollywood movie Raavan, directed by Maniratnam and Tollywood films like Teen Yaari Katha, Goray Gondogol were shot here. Singers Ruprekha Banerjee and Suvankar Bhaskar hail from Agarpara. Famous Bengali actress Satabdi Roy was born here. Among popular heritage sites, Giribala Thakurbari is one of that which is built by Glribala Dasi, grand daughter of Rani Rasmoni who built Dakshineshwar temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panihati Municipality". Historical background. PM. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook". North 24 Parganas 2013, Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ ":: Welcome to Panihati Municipality ::". Panihatimunicipality.in. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ Roy, Rimi (2014). "Impact of Industrial - Urban Expansion on Water Resources: A Study in Barrackpore Subdivision, North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal". 4: 78–79. Retrieved 22 January 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Dey, Teesta. "The Suburban Railway Network of Kolkata: A Geographical Apprisal" (PDF). eTraverse, the Indian journal of spatial science, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Narula Institute of Technology". NIT. Retrieved 8 May 2018.