Localities in KalyaniLying within the Nadia district in West Bengal, Kalyani is beautifully bounded by the Hooghly River along its eastern side and occupies a pride of place as an eco-friendly modern township along the northern most fringe of the Kolkata metropolitan area. As a planned city designed under the auspices of the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. B.C. Roy, the entire town of Kalyani is neatly arranged into four blocks representing its residential, commercial, industrial and institutional areas.
Localities in Kalyani
Divided into various sectors (namely 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Block A is mostly residential in character with a commercial market placed in A-2 near Kalyani Main Station. Block B has both residential and institutional areas housing the Central Park, Kalyani Town Club, Kalyani Main Post Office, Public Library and Industrial Training Institute. The Block C is entirely used for institutional purpose and is largely covered by the Kalyani University while the Block D is Kalyani’s fully industrial zone, or Shilpanchal, as it has been named locally. Find some of the interesting localities in Kalyani which are crucial to the existence and development of the township:
Kalyani Shilpanchal Railway Station
Kalyani GhoshparaGhoshpara was originally a village within Nadia district near Kalyani city. It became a religious and cultural centre of activities with the Sati Ma fair being held in its soil every year during February/March. Ghoshpara within Kalyani is now the place where devoted Sati ma followers come from distant regions to meet and celebrate at this “pitha” (a sacred place for worshippers). It is also characterized by “Baul” singers gathering from around the state near Sati Ma temple soaking the entire vicinity with a mystic, religious fervour and organizing hospitality and recreation.
KanchraparaKanchrapara was originally a place filled with swamps, low land, natural riverine lakes and water bodies with sparse settlements in its village. However a marked change happened with the laying of Sealdaha Kusthia Broad Gauge Railway Line which is 111 miles long and the consequent establishment of a locomotive workshop around the area. Soon the entire landscape of Kanchrapara transformed into a sprawling region with roads, bridges, street lights, parks, internal railway lines, administrative buildings, hospitals, institutes, technical schools, markets and co-operative shopping stores, playgrounds and other infrastructural amenities serving the region. The Kanchrapara College is affiliated to the University of Kalyani.
Some of the other important localities in Kalyani include the Central Park area, Bidhanpally, Buddha park etc. These are nodal points within the township and are easily accessible through local transport.