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North 24 Parganas

North  24 Parganas
The North 24 Parganas exist as independent districts located to the north-east of Kolkata city. The North 24 Parganas are about 30 kms far from the city. The outskirts comprise of many important tourist places. The township is connected by roads and railways to Kolkata city. Some important areas in the township include Barasat, Barrackpore, Basirhat, Bidhan Nagar, etc. These areas house Old Settlements of European Traders and Gandhi Ghat.

The diversity found at North 24 Parganas is quite unique. On one hand we have urbanites who have fled from the crowded metropolitan city and on the other there are some riverside villages. The township is fast developing into a modern commercial area. With the completion of Salt lake and upcoming New City the region has gained a new momentum. More and more people from Kolkata city are moving into the locality.

Barrackpur which is also known by the name of Chanak is one of the local attractions in the township. The place has been named so due to the presence of surplus of military barracks during British rule in India. A good number of industrial units have been established in its precincts. Besides industries the region has flourishing agriculture and pisciculture markets.

  • Jessore Road in the north east of Kolkata provides accessibility to North 24 Parganas. Bus sevices from the city center and the Salt Lake City are available for the region.
  • The region is further provided with railway services from the city of Kolkata. The railways lines beyond Dum Dum goes through the region of North 24 Parganas.
  • The nearest airport to North 24 Parganas is that of Kolkata.

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