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Maheshtala Municipality
Maheshtala Municipality
Maheshtala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Maheshtala is located in India
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510Coordinates: 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510
Country  India
State West Bengal
Division Presidency
District South 24 Parganas
Region Greater Kolkata
Established 1993
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Maheshtala Municipality
 • Total 44.18 km2 (17.06 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total 448,317
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali[1][2]
 • Additional official English[1]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
700018, 700024, 700044, 700060, 700061, 700066, 700082, 700088, 700140, 700141, 700142, 700143
Telephone code +91 33
Vehicle registration WB-01 to WB-10, WB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maheshtala, Metiaburuz

Maheshtala is a city and a municipality in the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[3]


Cities and towns in the western part of Alipore Sadar subdivision (including Budge Budge I & II, Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD blocks) in South 24 Parganas district
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Bakrahat is in Bishnupur II CD block, but Lakshmibala Rural Hospital at Bakrahat serves Budge Budge II CD block and so it is included here.

Area overview

Alipore Sadar subdivision is the most urbanized part of the South 24 Parganas district. 59.85% of the population lives in the urban areas and 40.15% lives in the rural areas. In the northern portion of the subdivision (shown in the map alongside) there are 21 census towns. The entire district is situated in the Ganges Delta and the subdivision, on the east bank of the Hooghly River, is an alluvial stretch, with industrial development.[4][5][6]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


Maheshtala city is located at 22°30′43″N 88°15′04″E / 22.5120°N 88.2510°E / 22.5120; 88.2510. It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 ft).

Map of Municipal Corporations and Municipalities.


According to the 2011 Census of India, Maheshtala city had a total population of 448,317, of which 229,693 (51%) were males and 218,624 (49%) were females. There were 46,247 persons in the age range 0-6 years. The total number of literate persons was 329,813 (82.03% of the population 7 years and above).[7]

According to the 2001 Census of India, Maheshtala city had a total population of 389,214. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. It has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. 11% of the population is under 7 years of age.[8]

Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

The following municipalities and census towns in the South 24 Parganas district were part of the Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in the 2011 census: Maheshtala (M), Joka (CT), Balarampur (CT), Chata Kalikapur (CT), Budge Budge (M), Nischintapur (CT), Uttar Raypur (CT), Pujali (M) and Rajpur Sonarpur (M).[9]

Civic Administration

There is a Maheshtala Municipality. It is divided into 35 wards. As per 2015 municipal election, it is being controlled by the All India Trinamool Congress.

Police stations

Maheshtala and Rabindranagar police stations are located in Maheshtala municipal area. Maheshtala PS covers an area of 53.137 km2 (20.516 sq mi) and Rabindranagar PS covers 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi). Both the police stations cover parts of Maheshtala municipal area and Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD block.[10][11][12]


A London-based company has joined hands with a Bengali NRI to develop a mini township known as the Maheshtala 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.[13]


Maheshtala is well connected by railway. Santoshpur, Akra, Nangi and Budge Budge railway stations connects the city with Sealdah railway station by Sealdah–Budge Budge line which connects the metropolis of Kolkata with the rest of India. There are buses connecting Maheshtala to other parts of Kolkata. Apart from that both app based and non app based cab agencies provide transport services to Maheshtala. For transport inside the city three wheeled autorickshaws and manual rickshaws are good options.


Maheshtala College established in 2009 is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. It offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, history, geography, political science, education, philosophy, computer science, mathematics and accountancy and general courses in arts, science and commerce.[14][15]


  1. ^ a b "Fact and Figures". Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "52nd REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South Twety-four Parganas". Table 2.1 , 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011, West Bengal, District Census Handbook, South Twentyfour Parganas, Series – 20, Part XII-A, Village and Town Directory" (PDF). Page 13, Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "District Human Development Report: South 24 Parganas". Chapter 9: Sundarbans and the Remote Islanders, p 290-311. Development & Planning Department, Government of West Bengal, 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  7. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  9. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Maheshtala police station". Diamond Harbour police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Rabindranagar police station". Diamond Harbour police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  12. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2014 South 24 Parganas". Table No. 2.1. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  13. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  14. ^ "Maheshtala College". Careers 360. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Maheshtala College". MC. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
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