Hridaypur

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Hridaypur
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Hridaypur is located in West Bengal
Hridaypur
Hridaypur
Location in West Bengal, India
Hridaypur is located in India
Hridaypur
Hridaypur
Hridaypur (India)
Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Region Greater Kolkata[1]
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Barasat Municipality
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700127
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Barasat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barasat
Website north24parganas.nic.in

Hridaypur is a town (locality) in Barasat of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

Geography

The rail-line bisects the area in 2 zones:

  • West Hridaypur
  • East Hridaypur

The Eastern part extends to National Highway 34. The western part is larger . West Hridaypur lacks any defined boundary. The western part of Hridaypur also connects to Madhyamgram Sajirhat via Kora Badamtola.

Hridaypur is notable for the Pranavananda Matri Ashram which is an orphanage for girls following the ideals and teachings of Swami Pranavananda, the founder of Bharat Sevashram Sangha. The ashram also houses a school where a large number of children of the local area study.

Transportation

The National Highway 34 runs through the east of Hridaypur. There is a bus stop named Hridaypur More, near Dakbungalow More at the point where the Hridaypur Station Road meets the Jessore Road. Hridaypur railway station, which belongs to the Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bangaon–Ranaghat line serves the area.

Schools in Hridaypur

  • West Hridaypur Pranavananda Vidya Mandir for Girls (H.S)
  • Manabata Sikshayatan High School
  • Udayrajpur Hariharpur High School (H.S)

Colleges in Hridaypur

  • BCDA College of Pharmacy and Technology
  • SM's College of Management and Technology
  • Sikkim Manipal University

Healthcare

  1. Narayana Multi-specialty Hospital
  2. Renuka Eye Institute
  3. Ramkrishna Medicare

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Civic Administration of Kolkata".
  2. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Retrieved 24 August 2007.

External links

  • Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage


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