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
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.
Areas Under Dum Dum
- 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.
- Subhas Nagar
- Sheth Bagan