About Khardah

Khardaha is a town located in the Barrackpore division of Kolkata in West Bengal. This ancient city comes under the area of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Khardaha is believed to be visited Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is believed that he entered this town once in a boat of Hay which is known as “Khar” in Bengali and as “Daha” stands for water bodies so the town got its name from it. This famous city is also home to 26 Shiva Tempe built by a local landlord. Here in this article about this city of West Bengal, we are going to provide all the gathered information of all the important aspects of Khardaha.

About Khardaha
26 Shiva Temple in Khardaha

Geography of Khardaha

Situated at the geographical coordinates of 22.72°N 88.38°E, the town has an average attitude of 15m (49 ft). Khardaha is located on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section, between Sodepur to the south side and Titagarh to the north side. Specifically, the rail station on which it is situated, its western side is known as Khardahaa and the other eastern side is known as Rahara. Also, this city is just 20 km from the Kolkata city center. Khardaha’s western side is occupied with ancient settlement while the eastern side which is known as Rahara is said to have setteled recently. This eastern side was used to be a dense forest some 200 years earlier. Then, this side was given this name after the known Portuguese dacoit “Rada” of the late 17th century, actually pronunciation of that is Raw-ra. Khardaha, being located on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section, is just 19 km from Sealdah Station, which is situated on the Sealdah-Naihati section of Eastern Railways.

Economy of Khardaha

The development that Khardaha can be attributed to its proximity to Kolkata. Most of the populace here is employed mainly in service sector jobs in Kolkata. Some inhabitants practices agriculture and engages in plantation of vegetable to be sold at urban markets of Kolkata. Moreover, there are a few manufacturing units situated on the main arterial road called as BT road and while the other inhabitants are traders doing small trades in the city.

Demography of Khardaha

According to the reports of Indian Census 2001, Khardaha possesses a population of 116,252 inhabitants in which there are 53% males and 47% are females. The average literacy rate of the city of 81% which is higher than national average of 75%, out of the Khardaha’s average literacy rate there are 83% literate males and 79% females are literate. Furthermore, the population of children below the age of six years is 8% of the whole masses. Here, majority of population is Hindu Bengali who has fled from the Bangladesh because of the subsequent religious harassment by the Muslims majority living there. The commonly spoken language here is Bengali, however English and Bengali is recognized too.

Healthcare Services in Khardaha

Due to its proximity to Kolkata inhabitants of Khardaha often flock to the state capital for better treatment in case of emergency situations. Various hospitals in Kolkata are always available for the residents of this town. Its not that there is no hospital in Khardaha as one can find one government hospital and a few private nursing homes and clinics in the city.

Shri Balaram Seva Mandir State General Hospital
Address: 32, MS Mukherjee Rd, Khardahaa, Kolkata, and West Bengal-700116
Contact: 033 2583 4947

Suraksha Diagnostic Private Limited
Address: 98, Usha Plaza, Ground Floor, BT Road, Khardaha, Kolkata- 700117, and West Bengal
Contact: (033) 30614800, (033) 66059950
website: www.surakshanet.com, email: info@surakshanet.com

GRSM Rotary Eye Hospital
Address: #71, M.G. Road, Khardaha, Kolkata – 700137, Land Mark: Near Buege Municipal Hospital Compund
Contact Person: Saoanta Roy, Phone/Mobile: 033 - 24800929, 9883075638

Sankara Jyoti Eye Institute
Address: No. 5/1, M.S.M. Road, Khardaha, Kolkata - 700116Land Mark: Near Balaram Hospital
Contact Person: S.N. Das, Phone/Mobile: 033 - 25831616, 9830229622

Fortis Hospitals Ltd (Distance: 22.25km)
Address: 730 Anadapur, E M Bypass,Kasba, Kolkata - 700107, Beside Calcutta International School
Contact: + (91)-33-33018548

Banking Services in Khardaha

As Khardaha is a part of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, it provides the inhabitants with all the basic and necessary day to day services and the banking infrastructure here is precisely self-sufficient for the locals. Presently, there are 15 reputed banks in the city that serves all the money and saving requirements of the households and small entrepreneurs. Here, we have gathered the information about all the banks situated in Khardaha and below we are providing you with a full list of it.

Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0011349
MICR Code: 700016061
Address: Khardaha Jute Mills, Khardaha 1, M.G. Road, Khardaha, 24 Parganas
Contact: 033-25013332

IFSC Code: IBKL0000061
MICR Code: 700259004
Address: Purbasha Kalyan Nagar, Village Panshila, P.S. Khardaha. 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal
Contact: 033 5686253-56

State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0001899
MICR Code: 700002213
Address: 18 B T Road, Distt. 24 Parganas North, West Bengal 743155
Contact: 01783-255333, 255863

State Bank of India (SBI)
IFSC Code: SBIN0009169
MICR Code: 700002310
Address: Vill and P O Patulia, P S Khardaha, DT 24 Parganas N, West Bengal 743188
Contact: 033-25922751, 25948891

United Bank of India (UBI)
MICR Code: 700027195
Address: PO - Rahara, Dist - North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, PIN - 743186
Contact: (033) 25682258

United Bank of India (UBI)
MICR Code: 700027193
Address: 2, Jalia Para, B T Road, PO - Khardaha, Dist - North 24 Parganas, West Bengal-743155
Contact: (033) 25533128

Allahabad Bank
IFSC Code: ALLA0210040
MICR Code: 700010129
Address: Khardaha, B.T. Road, P.O. Khardaha, Dist. North 24 - Parganas – 743155, West Bengal -743155
Contact: 033-25533127

West Bengal State Coop Bank
IFSC Code: WBSC0000034
MICR Code: 700093017
Address: Panihati Municipality, Market Complex, R. N. Avenue, P.O. - Khardaha, North 24 PGS.
Contact: 2568-9191

Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0283982
Address: Khardaha Jute Mills, Khardaha 1, M.G. Road, Khardaha, 24 Parganas
Contact: 033-25013332

Bank Name: Allahabad Bank
IFSC Code: ALLA0212556
Address: Vill. Iswaripur, PO Suryapur, PS Khardaha, Dist. 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal
Contact: Jotirmoy Biswas, 9735972112

Bank of Baroda (BOB)
MICR Code: 700012098
Address: 147/101/A, Co-Operative Colony, P.O-Rahara, P.S-Khardahaa, District 24 PRGNS (N), West Bengal- 700118
Contact: 033-23401429

IFSC Code: HDFC0002667
MICR Code: 700240073
Address: HDFC Bank Limited 2 19, Old Calcutta RD, Rahara Bazar P.O. Rahara, Khardahaa, Dist -North Khardahaa West Bengal 700118

IFSC Code: ICIC0002481
MICR Code: 700229102
Address: 24 By 18 B T Road, Khardaha, Kolkata 700116

Bank Name: West Bengal State Coop Bank
MICR Code: 700093260
Address: P.K. Biswas Road
Contact: 25536557

Bank Name: West Bengal State Coop Bank
MICR Code: 700093267
Address: Tarak Market Complex, Arunachal
Contact: 25681191

Safety and Security in Khardaha

Khardaha Police Station located in the town maintains a strict law and order in the town of Khardaha and which has been resulted in the decreasing of crime rate in the city. There are some small and non serious crimes that occur day to day and these too are handled brilliantly by the police station officials. There is no doubt in the safe and sound atmosphere that always stays in this town and where local people always feel secure and protected in the hands of the West Bengal Police Officials.

Barrackpore Police Commissionerate
Control Room Telephone No. 033-25932647

Khardah Police Station
Address: Barrackpore Trunk Rd, Khardaha, Kolkata, West Bengal 700116
Ph No. - 033-25532859

Transportation in Khardaha

Khardaha is situated just 18 km away from the capital city of Kolkata and it can be reached in 24 minutes from there. So, if you are planning to visit Khardaha from the nearby towns of West Bengal and the other states, then hiring a car or taxi is the best alternative to choose from. The town has its own Khardaha railway station and the major railway station from this town is Barrackpore Railway Station located at a distance of 5 km. Also, there are many local bus stops in Khardaha which connect it to the nearby cities; these bus stops are Rashmoni More Bus Station, Khardahaa Bus Station, (South) College Rd Bus Station, and Rahara Bazar Bus Station. Further, to get to Khardaha by air, the closest airport to Khardaha is Calcutta Airport which is located 10 km from this city. Thus, there are many options to travelling to Khardaha but the best choice depends on one’s own suitability and comfort.

Khardaha at a glance

Country : India
State : West Bengal
City : Kolkata
Elevation : 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
• Total : 111,130
• Official : Bengali, English
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code : 91 33
Lok Sabha constituency : Dum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituency : Khardaha

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