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Salt Lake City (Bidhan Nagar)

Salt Lake City
The Salt lake City or Bidhan Nagar is one of the developed centres in the city of Kolkata. Salt Lake City is quite a large township and sometimes stands as an independent city located within Kolkata. Salt Lake City consists of a planned township with a number of blocks. Salt Lake City was founded in the year 1962. The government in the said year hired a Yugoslavian firm to fill in the long existing swamps with the sand water. After a period of four decades the region has evolved into a modern commercial hub with all the variables of modernity and self sufficiency.

The planned city is spread in a way that it contains a hexagonal park in the center and the adjoining blocks surrounding it. The Keshtopur Canal, an offshoot of the river Hooghly runs across the three sides of Salt Lake City. The wet lands of Salt Lake City provides habitat to some exotic migratory and resident birds. The place for years has witnessed the harmony between the birds and humans population dwelling at the same place.

Salt Lake City is provided with all means of amusement and recreation. The city has the largest stadium of India, amusement park, shopping malls, sports training centre and more. The region is also considered as a leading IT sector in the state. Some reputed institutes like Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Variable Energy Cyclotron and S N Bose Institute are located in the premises of the Salt Lake City.

  • The subway and railways do not provide any services in the Salt Lake City region. Accessibility to the region is provided by the roadways. Nazrul Islam Avenue and Canal Road link it with other Kolkata city premises. Buses and taxis are the easiest modes f transportation.
  • The Dum Dum Airport (International) lies to the north-west of Salt Lake City and is about 4 kms far. Domestic airport, however, lies to the south-east and is about 24 kms away from the region.
Areas Under Salt Lake City
  • Labony
  • Baishakhi
  • Jhil Mil

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