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Habra

HABRA
হাবড়া
City
HABRA is located in West Bengal
HABRA
HABRA
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Government
 • Municipality Chairman Nilimesh Das[1]
 • MLA Jyotipriyo Mullick,minister of state, food and distribution,govt. of West Bengal
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 149,675
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91 3216
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Habra
Website .in.habramunicipalitywww

Habra is a municipal town under Barasat sadar subdivision[2] in North 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole. Its location makes it an important town for export and import of goods between India and Bangladesh.

Geography

Habra is located at .[3] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, Habra had a population of 149,675, out of which 76,510 were males and 73,165 were females. The 0–6 years population was 11,211. Habra had an average literacy rate of 90.85%.[4]

Administration

Municipality

Habra Municipality is responsible for the well being of its residence. Habra Municipality recently installed tower lights from the fund of member of Vidhan Sabha Jyotipriyo Mullick has changed the environment of the night of Habra.

Police Station

Habra Police Station is one of the most important Police station in North 24 Parganas District. Sri Mainak Bandopadhya is the Inspector in Charge of the PS. Since his joining at criminal activity have fallen dramatically and Police public relation has improved a lot. Murder, extortion,dacoity, robbery was the common crimes under this PS.

Others

Habra I (community development block) is headquartered at Prafulla Nagar, Habra. Habra Telephone Exchange is also headquartered at Habra. Habra is one of the 100 selected cities in India which will be developed as a smart city within 2022 though this has been in question recently when Govt of India published an updated list and Habra did not appear in that apparently. [5]

Transport

Railway System

It is 45 km from Sealdah Station and 25 km from Barasat on the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line of Eastern Railway.[6] It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. Habra and Bangaon local connects this town to Sealdah Station and other stations of the Sealdah-Bangaon branch line. Habra Station Road is directly connected on NH 35 (Jessore Road).It is a major railway station between bangaon and barasat railway station

Road

Habra is situated on the Jessore Road between Kolkata and the Bangladesh border at Petrapole. Habra-Naihati road connects this town to Naihati. Habra is also connected to National Highway 34 (India) by Habra-Naihati road connecting this town to krishnanagar, Kalyani and other towns and cities. Habra hosts a important depot of Belghoria Division of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation. Buses of South Bengal State Transport Corporation connects Habra to other towns and cities of West Bengal. Buses from Habra Bus Terminal are directly connected to Naihati, Maslandapur, Madhyamgram, Bangaon, Barasat, Nagarukhra, Kalyani, Basirhat, Kolkata, Bagdah, Chakdah, Bagjola, digha, Durgapur, Bandel, Baruipur, Howrah, krishnanagar, Barasat, Alampur, Dattaphulia, Nimta, Sodepur, Duttapukur, Jagulia, Baduria.

Bus Routes

SBSTC Sl No DEPARTURE From DESTINATION Via Route

1. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-NAIHATI 2. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-HOWRAH 3. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-NIVEDITA SETU 4. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-NIVEDITA SETU 5. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-NIVEDITA SETU 6. HABRA - ASANSOL VIA-JAGULIYA 7. HABRA - DIGHA VIA-NIVEDITA SETU 8. HABRA - BALURGHAT VIA-JAGULIYA 9. HABRA - DURGAPUR VIA-DUNLOP/K.MOYEE 10.HABRA - DURGAPUR VIA- SODEPUR

CTC Bus

  • D2 Habra - Naihati via-kalyangarh,badamtala,awalsidhi,katgola
  • E19 Habra - Digha via Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport Gate No.1, Kaikhali, Teghoria, Baguiati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Maniktala, Vivakananda Road, Girish Park, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Belepole, Betore, Baksara, Santragachi, Alampur, Ankurhati, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Birshibpur, Kulgachia, Bagnan, Ghoraghata, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Chandipur, Bajkul, Henria, Kalinagar, Nachinda, Marisda, Contai, Chaulkhola, Pichaboni, Ramnagar, Balisahi, Old Digha
  • E20 Habra - Durgapur

Private Buses

  • 73 Habra – Naihati via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar, Awalsiddhi, Saheb Colony, Mamudpur
  • 78E BongaonDakshineshwar via Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Station, Ghola, Sodepur Station, Kamarhati, Rathtala, Dunlop

DN Series of Routes

  • DN12/1 Habra – Nazat via Maslandapur, Basirhat, Pifa, Bhebia Chowmatha, Nawapara, Kharampur, Siristola, Dakshin Akratala
  • DN21 Habra - Bagjola via 2No Gate, South Habra, Koipukur, Kumra-Kashipur, Rudrapur, Magra
  • DN26 Habra - Jagulia via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar, Kochua, Doulutpur, Sendanga
  • DN35 BarasatNabatkathi via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Habra, Machlandapur, Ramchandrapur, Tentulia, Swarupnagar, Bithari, Balti
  • DN44 BongaonDakshineshwar via Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Belghoria Expressway, Dunlop (Baranagar Road Station)

MN/MM Series of Routes

  • MN3 BarasatNahata via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Kalyangarh, Habra, Jhikira More, Nagarukhra , Nimtala Road, Chowberia Bazar, fulbari
  • MN6 BarasatGopalpur Hat via Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Kalyangarh, Habra, Gobordanga, Sutia, Berigopalpur
  • MM5 Habra - Barrackpore Court via Kalyangarh, Ashoknagar, Awalsidhhi More, Madhabpur, Nilganj

STA Bus Routes

  • BagdahDigha via Helencha, Nunchapota, Asharu, Bongaon, Chandpara, Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Kaikhali, Baguihati, Kestopur, VIP Road, Ultadanga, E.M. Bypass, Chingrighata, Science City, Topsia, Bridge No.4, Park Circus, Minto Park, Rabindra Sadan, P.G. Hospital, P.T.S., Vidyasagar Setu, Carry Road, Belepole, Santragachi, Salap, Alampur, Dhulagarh, Ranihati, Panchla, Uluberia, Kulgachia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Nimtaori, Nandakumar, Norghat, Bajkul, Heria, Nachinda, Mahisda, Kanthi, Pichaboni, Balisai, Ramnagar
  • ThakurnagarAlampur via Gaighata, Habra, Ashoknagar, Guma, Bira, Duttapukur, Bamungachi, Barasat Champadali, Dakbungalow More, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Doltala, B.T. College, Gouripur, Birati, Airport, Belghoria Expressway, Dunlop (Baranagar Road Station), Dakshineshwar, Bally Halt, Rajchandrapur, Kona, Salap, Santragachi, Mandirtala, Danesh Shekh Lane, Botanical Garden New Gate, Bakultala, Hanskhalipool, West Bank Hospital, Mourigram, Andul
  • Furfura SharifNabatkati via Shiakhala, Kalipur, Chanditala, Dankuni Station, Delhi Road, Rajchandrapur, Bally Halt, Dakshineshwar, Dunlop (Baranagar Road Station), Belghoria Expressway, Birati, Gouripur, B.T. College, Doltala, Madhyamgram Chowmatha, Dakbungalow More, Barasat Champadali, Kazipara, Duttapukur, Bira, Guma, Ashoknagar, Habra, Machlandapur, Ramchandrapur, Tentulia, Swarupnagar, Bithari, Balti

Education

There are many Schools, Colleges and Engineering Institutes in Habra.There are too many Educational Institution(44) in Habra. Habra enjoys the highest density of graduates(no. of graduates per square kilometer) in the world.

Schools

Schools of Govt. of India

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (Banipur)[7]

State Govt. School

  • Habra High School
  • Habra High School for Girls (H.S),
  • Adarsha Balika Vidyalaya (H.S)
  • Habra Kamini Kumar Girls' High School (H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Vidya Mandir (H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Balika Vidyalaya (H.S)
  • Habra Model High School (H.S),
  • Banipur Baniniketan High school (H.S)
  • Banipur Baniniketan Girls’ High school (H.S)
  • Dakshwin Habra High School (H.S)
  • Hatthuba Adarsha Bidyapith (H.S)
  • Kalibala Kanya Vidhyapith(H.S)
  • Jaygachi Adarsha Valika Vidyalaya
  • Jaygachi Shayamaprasad High School (H.S)
  • KAMARTHUBA NIVEDITA BALIKA VIDYALAYA(H.S.)
  • Kamarthuba Vivekananda Vidyapith (H.S),
  • Prafullanagar Vidyamandir(H.S)
  • Prafullanagar Balika Vidyalaya (H.S),
  • Purbachal High School
  • Saptapalli Deshbandhu Balika Vidyalaya
  • Sisu Vidyamandir High School(H.S.)
  • Sreema Vidyamandir
  • Banipur S.W. Home School
  • Govt. Basic cum Multipurpose School

Other Schools

  • St. Francis Day School
  • St.Stephens School
  • Stratford Day School

Colleges

  • Shree Chaitanya College of Science & Arts,
  • Shree Chaitanya MahaVidyalaya,(Shree Chaitanya College of Commerce)
  • Gandhi Centenary B.T College
  • Banipur Janata College
  • Banipur Woman’s College

Engineering Colleges

  • Techno India, Banipur

Others Colleges

  • Govt. College of Education (Banipur)
  • Post Graduate Physical Training College
  • Habra Bio-Chemic Medical College & Hospital

Others Institutes

  • Banipur Youth Computer Training Centre
  • Habra Youth Computer center
  • Banipur Home (Orphans House)
  • Junior Basic Training College (JBT)
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Sports School ( Banipur)
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Banipur
  • B.K.Kar Paramadical Institution
  • Skynet Systems
  • Asha Computer Academy

Social

Banipur Loka Utsav is held at Banipur, Habra starting on 1st Sunday of February every year, for 8 days. It is the 2nd largest Loka Utsav in West Bengal. It acquired approx. 18 to 20 bighas of land.

Economy

Habra Bazar is one of the largest hub for business in west bengal and one of the local goods supplier to Kolkata. Habra Bazar supplies Rice, Green vegetables, Milk, Fish, Chicken, Garments, Jewellery,Jute to Kolkata and other parts of India. Export and import businesses (mainly with Bangladesh) are also noteworthy. Habra Bazar is the second largest business hub (Bazar) in West Bengal next to Burrabazar, Kolkata.

Bank / Financial Institutions

There are several banks present at Habra.

  • Syndicate Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bandhan Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Uco Bank
  • AXIS Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank
  • HDFC
  • ICICI
  • SBI
  • Allahabad Bank
  • PNB
  • UNION Bank
  • UBI

See also

References

  1. ^ Official District Administration site
  2. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Habra
  4. ^
  5. ^ Reference
  6. ^ Eastern Railway time table
  7. ^ http://jnv24pargana.bih.nic.in/
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