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Dum Dum

Dum Dum
Dum Dum is an important centre in Kolkata city. The place which provides a number of transport facilities in the city has developed into a modern commercial centre in the outskirts of Kolkata. Dum Dum region is important as it constitutes main entry points of the city. The area being provided with a domestic and international airport is the landing base for the foreigners visiting the city. The township falls in the northern region of Kolkata city. Dum Dum region is about 10 kms from the city center which is taken to be Chandni Chowk. The nearby localities include Jhilbagan, Ghughu Danga and Jawpur.

Dum Dum is believed to have got its name from the Persian word 'damdama' meaning a raised platform or ground. The place used to be the headquarters of British artillery in the 19th century. Dum Dum area in present epoch constitutes the urban industrialized unit of Kolkata city. In the region are grounded several factories like jute milling, tannery, iron and steel rolling, glass, match and soap. The region has a number of hospitals, schools and other health care units.

Dum Dum forms the base, the primary station for accessing Kolkata city. Besides the airport the region is provided with the subway terminal. The Kolkata metro (subway) communes between Dum Dum in the north to Tollygunj in the south. Very close to the metro terminal is located the Dum Dum Railway station. Dum Dum as such provides easy access into the city and beyond.

  • Primary means of moving to the place is the subway, Kolkata Metro. The subway terminal is itself groundedin the region.
  • The region also has a railway station that provides the means of railway transportation.
  • Netaji Subhash Chander Bose International Airport or Dum Dum Airport is located within the township premises. The domestic airport, that is at Behala is about 22 kms from Dum Dum.
  • The road distance from the city center is appoximately 10 kms. Buses and taxis are easily available from the city center.
Areas Under Dum Dum
  • Satpukur
  • Subhas Nagar
  • Sheth Bagan

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