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Maheshtala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Population (2001)
 • Total 389,214
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maheshtala
Website .in.govs24pgs

Maheshtala (Bengali:মহেশতলা) is a city and a municipality under Maheshtala, Rabindra Nagar, and (some part of) Metiaburz police stations of Alipore Sadar Subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


  • Demographics 1
  • Economy 2
    • Township development 2.1
  • Transport 3
    • Bus lines 3.1
      • Private Bus 3.1.1
      • Mini Bus lines 3.1.2
      • SD Series 3.1.3
      • CSTC Bus 3.1.4
    • Train Routes 3.2
  • References 4


As of 2001 India census,[2] Maheshtala had a population of 389,214. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Maheshtala has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Maheshtala, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Township development

A London-based company has joined hands with a Bengali NRI to develop a mini township known as the Mahestala project as a joint venture with the Maheshtala Municipality, for which 21.22 acres (85,900 m2) have been acquired near Nungi station. There will be 2,240 middle income group flats in 44 buildings. The company will improve the road infrastructure in the area.[3]


Bus lines

Private Bus

Mini Bus lines

SD Series


Train Routes

  • Sealdah - Budge Budge via Park circus, Ballygunge Jn., Lake gardens, Tollygunge, New Alipore, Majherhat, Brace Bridge, Santoshpur, Akra, Nungi
  • Naihati - Budge Budge via Kankinara, Jagaddal, Shyamnagar, Ichapore, Palta, Barrackpore, Titagarh, Khardah, Sodepur, Belghoria, Dum Dum Jn., Bidhannagar Road, Sir Gurudas Banerjee Halt, Park circus, Ballygunge Jn., Lake gardens, Tollygunge, New Alipore, Majherhat, Brace Bridge, Santoshpur, Akra, Nungi


  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
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