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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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 of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[3]


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).


As per 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. Population below 6 years was 46,247. The total number of literates was 329,813 (82.03% of the population over 6 years).[4]

As of 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 6 years of age.[5]

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 sq km and Rabindranagar PS covers 6 sq km. Both the police stations cover parts of Maheshtala municipal area and Thakurpukur Maheshtala CD block.[6][7][8]


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.[9]


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.


  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. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Maheshtala police station". Diamond Harbour police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Rabindranagar police station". Diamond Harbour police district. West Bengal police. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
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