The western suburbs of Kolkata city consist of areas like
Garden Reach, Watganj and Khidirpur. The western suburbs are
separated from Howrah west by the Hooghly river. The regions in the
western precincts are primarily industrial estates and as such house
a number of industrial units. Kolkata's famous docks and shipyard
building enterprises are located in these regions. The west Eastern
Railways connects the western region with that of the city.
The western Kolkata has many manufacturing units installed in
there. The primary industrial output comprise of chemicals, paints,
metal plating and galvanizing. Besides being an industrial area, the
regions also support a great population. The western suburbs are not
as much developed as the other areas. The region contains many slum
areas with sub standard means of living. However, the aid from world
wide welfare organizations have given a fillip to the developmental
work in the region.
Areas Under West Kolkata