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About Bhatpara

Bhatpara is one the most important cities of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal state. The town holds unique distinction of having one of the oldest municipalities and also one of the largest municipalities of West Bengal State. The town also enjoys strategic advantage in terms of its location, since it is located within proximity of important cities like Kolkata and Salt Lake City. This strategic location has invariably helped in fueling its local economy. You will find more information about this and many other important aspects of this city in our below paragraphs, where we’ve made earnest effort to cover this town in most comprehensive way possible.

About Bhatpara

History of Bhatpara

Once Bhatpara was one of the foremost centers for learning Sanskrit language, which is unarguably one of the oldest languages of India. However, with the passage of time, especially after arrival of Mughals and British, Sanskrit witnessed considerable decline and so did Bhatpara’s reputation as a foremost center for learning for Sanskrit language. This considerable decline though never stopped Bhatpara from producing prominent Sanskrit scholars even during British and Mughal era. One such prominent Sanskrit scholar was Srijib Nayatirtha, who was born in Bhatpara town in year 1893 and passed away in 1992. During his lifetime Srijib Nayatirtha received many awards and honors for his mastery over Sanskrit language. His unparalleled achievements in Sanskrit language is surely testimony of Bhatpara's rich contribution to Sanskrit language.

Administration in Bhatpara

Bhatpara Municipality is solely responsible for looking after day-to-day civic administration of this town. Important responsibilities rendered by Bhatpara Municipality includes supplying water to all households, collection of property tax, construction of new roads and maintenance of sewerage/drainage across entire town. Talking about administrative setup, then there are total 35 wards. Elections for these 35 wards are held once in every 5 years, just as it is done for all other civic bodies.

Bhatpara Municipality Headquarter address
1/1 West Ghosh Para Road P.O. Kakinara Dist - 24 PGS(N)
West Bengal 743126
Phone no: 1800-345-2082
Fax :(033) 2581 1318

Chairman of Bhatpara Municipality
1/1 West Ghosh Para Road P.O. Kakinara Dist - 24 PGS(N)
West Bengal

Tourist Attractions in Bhatpara

There are quite a few beautiful temples and other places of interest located in and around Bhatpara town. Below is brief description about all these tourist places. Dedicated to Goddesses Kali, Mulajore Kalibari Temple is unarguably one of the most beautiful temples of North 24 Parganas District. It is located in adjoining Shyamnagar town, which is located 10 minutes walking distance from the heart of Bhatpara town. This architecturally beautiful temple is also surrounded by immense lush greenery and scenic surrounding, which further awes all its visitors and devotees.

Tourist Attractions in Bhatpara
Shyamnagar Kali Bari

Panch Mukhi Hanuman Mandir : Located very near to Kankinara Bazaar, this Lord Hanuman Temple is surely one of the most beautiful temples in Bhatpara town, if not in entire North 24 Parganas District. Its architectural beauty as well as its religious sacredness draws hordes of devotees every day. If you do plan to visit it, then try visiting during evening artis, as evening artis of this temple are very famous.

Madrail Hanuman Mandir : This is another very famous Hanuman Temple of Bhatpara town. Although not as beautiful as Panch Mukhi Temple, but it is surely one of the most sacred temples of this town. It is located just 2 kms away from Kankinara railway station.

Panch Mandir : Panch mandir’s literal translation in English means five temples. This is actually a complex of temples that was actually constructed nearly 400 years ago. The amazing grandeur and rich history of this temple surely makes it stand out among all the local temples out there. In other words, this temple complex is absolutely worth visiting.

Economy of Bhatpara

Economy of Bhatpara was once very heavily reliant on Jute processing plants, but over past few decades most of these Jute processing plants have been shutdown. Forcing Bhatpara’s locals to look to other cities for employment opportunities. The most obvious and viable choice among these other cities were Kolkata and Salt Lake City – two of the most developed cities of West Bengal State. These two major cities are located barely few kilometers away from Bhatpara city, and employable people of Bhatpara fully capitalized on this proximity. As a result today significant and really huge number Bhatpara’s locals are employed in huge number of companies and factories operating in these two cities and its adjoining towns.

Profile of Bhatpara

While proximity with highly industrialized cities always proves beneficial for local economy, but Bhatpara town also have a resilient economy of its own. To begin with, there are still quite a jute mill factories operating in and around this town. Besides, banking sector, hospitality sector, healthcare sector and retail sector also generate fair amount of employment and revenue for this town. However, the only flip side is that Bhatpara’s economy is still not developed enough to generate sufficient numbers employment and nor can it generate enough revenue to drive its economy forward. Hence overdependence on economy of other major cities is a reality that this town with to live with for many years to come.

Banking Services in Bhatpara

Today there are many banks operating in and around Bhatpara town. These numbers are surely not very flattering, especially when you consider that current population of Bhatpara town is more than 2 lakhs. However, Bhatpara citizens have other options to look upto to fulfill their financial needs. These options are local cooperative banks, regional rural banks and small micro finance institutions. All these institutions are available in pretty decent numbers in this town. Overall, banking scenario in Bhatpara town is not a very pleasant one, but it is still good enough to make all basic banking services available for local people here. However, in the end we can’t help but reiterate again that big town like Bhatpara ought to have more branches of reputed commercial banks.

United Bank Of India
Address: 27/2, East Ghosh Para Road, Bhatpara, Dist - North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, Pin - 743123
Phone no: (033) 25812975

Axis Bank
Address: Gd And First Floor, 11 West Ghoshpara Road, Bhatpara North 24 Parganas West Bengal Pin 743126
Phone no: 9830909000

West Bengal State Coop Bank
Address: 3 Mukherjee Para road, P.o.- Bhatpara
Phone no: (033) 25812673

Punjab National Bank
Address: Feedar ROAD, PO - Shyamnagar DISTT – 24 24 Parganas, West BENGAL 743127
IFSC Code: PUNB0164600
Phone no: 033-25862973

Healthcare Services in Bhatpara

Bhatpara town and its adjoining towns does have pretty decent numbers of hospitals. Patients of Bhatpara also travel to cities like Kolkata, Howarh and Bidhannagar for complicated operations and surgeries. Bhatpara town has more than sufficient numbers of chemist shops and clinics. The easy availability of these basic services has equally played an important role in maintaining general health of this town as high as possible.

Hospitals in Bhatpara

Chemist Shops in Bhatpara

Day & Night Medical Stores
Address: Kankinara, Kankinara Station Road, North 24 Parganas - 743126
Phone no: +(91)-33-25817844

Mundrika Medical
Address: Kankinara, Kankinara Station Road, North 24 Parganas - 743126
Phone no: +(91)-9883107223

Baby Medical Stores
Address: S S M Path, Kankinara Bazaar, North 24 Parganas - 743126
Phone no: +(91)-8902764415, 8697231877

Roy Medical Stores
Address: Kankinara Bazaar, Ssm Path, Kankinara, North 24 Parganas - 743126
Phone no: +(91)-8100341073

Poonam Medical Stores
Address: Kankinara Bazaar, Ssm Path, Kankinara, North 24 Parganas - 743126
Phone no: +(91)-8820782020

Transportation in Bhatpara

Bhatpara town has a pretty dependable and efficient transportation services in place. The town has pretty sufficient number of auto rickshaws, which are ever ready to transport local commuters to any part of the town. Here local commuters don’t have to wait for too long to get an auto rickshaw – even during peak time. And for these very apparent reason auto rickshaws today have become an important lifeline for this town. Now coming to connectivity, then not one or two but three railway stations reside within jurisdiction of Bhatpara town. These railway stations are Kankinara, Jagatdal and Shyamnagar Railway Stations. Although none of these stations is a junction, but it directly connects Bhatpara town to many of the adjoining towns and villages located in and around Bhatpara District. Besides train services, Bhatpara’s people can also rely on state run bus services to travel to other towns and villages of the state. Everyday innumerable state run buses ply through Bhatpara town.

Bhatpara at a glance

Country : India
State : West Bengal
District : North 24 Parganas
• Municipality Chairman Arjun Singh[1]
Population (2011 census)
• Total : 390,467
• Official : Bengali, English
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN : 743123
Telephone code : (+91) 33
Lok Sabha constituency : Barrackpore
Vidhan Sabha constituency : Bhatpara, Jagatdal

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