Park Circus

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Park Circus
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Park Circus is located in Kolkata
Park Circus
Park Circus
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°32′21″N 88°22′12″E / 22.5392°N 88.3700°E / 22.5392; 88.3700Coordinates: 22°32′21″N 88°22′12″E / 22.5392°N 88.3700°E / 22.5392; 88.3700
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Metro Station Close to Rabindra Sadan, Close to Sealdah(under construction) and Close to Barun Sengupta(under construction)
Railway Station Park Circus, Close to Sealdah
Municipal Corporation Kolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC wards 59, 60, 61, 64, 65
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 • Total For population see linked KMC ward pages
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700017
Area code(s) +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Kolkata Uttar and Kolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Entally and Ballygunge
Park Circus Ground

Park Circus is a neighbourhood of Central-East Kolkata, in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India.

Geography

Police district

Karaya police station is in the South-east division of Kolkata Police.[1]

Karaya Women police station, at the same address, has jurisdiction over all police districts under the jurisdiction of South East Division i.e. Topsia, Beniapukur, Ballygunge, Gariahat, Lake, Karaya, Rabindra Sarobar and Tiljala.[1]

Location

Park Circus is flanked by Entally and Sealdah to its north, Park Street and Chowringhee to its west, Taltala to its north west, Topsia and Ballygunge to its south and Tangra to its east. It is connected to both Park Street and AJC Bose Road.

Landmarks

Traffic congestion at the Park Circus seven point crossing.

It is notable for the following landmarks:

  • Park Circus Maidan: Park Circus Maidan becomes a focal point during the winter—specially in December and January—as it becomes home to circus companies and kids all over the city flock to the maidan to watch circus. The part of this maidan is called National Congress Park and near road is called Congress Exhibition Road in memory of the important meeting about independent of Indian National Congress at this place.
  • Don Bosco School, Park Circus: Don Bosco School, one of the private schools for Boys, is a landmark of Park Circus.
  • Mahadevi Birla World Academy, close to Don Bosco School is one of the private schools for Girls.
  • Modern Girls High School also one of the schools for Girls.
  • Our Lady Queen Of the Missions School.
  • 7-point Crossing: One of the major crossings of Kolkata connecting Park Street, Kasai para lane, Suhrawardy Avenue, Parama Island Flyover (Maa flyover) and New Park Street/ JBS Haldane Avenue, AJC Bose Road Flyover and Circus Avenue, Sir Syed Amir Ali Avenue and Shakespeare Sarani.
  • Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, also known as Chittaranjan Hospital.
  • Institute of Child Health Centre, A hospital for children.
  • Lady Brabourne College.
  • Aliah University, Park Circus Campus.
  • Quest Mall, the second largest shopping mall in Kolkata is located at Park Circus.
  • The Park Circus Connector (also known as New Park Street (Park Circus to 4 no. Bridge) and JBS Haldane Avenue (4 no. Bridge to the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass) is a road that carries a traffic load of about 8,000 vehicles in the morning and evening.[citation needed] Maa flyover is constructed over the road to make the transport movement faster.
  • A number of Mosques, Khanqahs and Dargahs, like the Masjid-e-Mohammadi. The Daira Sharif-e-Quadria situated at 40C, Shamsul Huda Road, Kolkata-17 is a famous Khanqah of Quadria order(the founder of this order is Hazrat Ghausul Azam) in Kolkata. Pir Sahib of Midnapore, Hazrat Syed Manal Shah Alquadri, the 22nd descendant of Hazrat Ghausul Azam is the Sajjadanashin of this Khanqah. It was founded in 1985.
  • Christ The King Church is a church located at Park Circus.
  • Fatima Parish, located near Park Circus, ministering to Christians in and around Park Circus area.
  • Park Circus is also famous for Durga Pujas - Park Circus Beniapukur, Uddipani and Karaya Park Circus Sarbojonin.
  • Begum Ruqaiya park situated at the crossing of Kimber Street, Orient Row and New Park Street.
  • It is a Hub of Restaurant in the City, all the major mughlai restaurant of the city has its branches here.

Notable Persons

References

  1. ^ a b "Kolkata Police, South-east Division". Karaya police station. KP. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

External links

  • Media related to Park Circus, Kolkata at Wikimedia Commons
  • Kolkata/South travel guide from Wikivoyage
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