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Birati
Neighbourhood
Angana Abasan, Banik Junction, Madhusudan Banerjee Road (M.B. Road)
Birati
Birati
Location West Bengal, India
Birati
Birati
Birati (India)
Coordinates: 22°39′51″N 88°25′42″E / 22.6643°N 88.4283°E / 22.6643; 88.4283Coordinates: 22°39′51″N 88°25′42″E / 22.6643°N 88.4283°E / 22.6643; 88.4283
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyNorth Dumdum Municipality
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700051
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyDum Dum
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDum Dum Uttar
ClimateTropical (Köppen)

Birati is a locality in North Dumdum Municipality of North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is close to Kolkata and also a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).[1]

Birati Big Bazaar
Birati Big Bazaar

History

Nimta-Birati area was a well known Janapada since the days of Laksmikanta Roy Choudhury. Later after his death in 1649, it became the capital of Laksmikanta's jagir and remained the administrative headquarters till 1716 when the capital was shifted to Barisha. Still Birati remains an abode of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family.[2]

Geography and locality

Madhusudan Banerjee Road (M.B. Road), Birati More
Madhusudan Banerjee Road (M.B. Road), Birati More

Birati is bound by the Jessore Road in the East, Nimta in the West, New Barrackpore in the North and Durganagar in the South. It also features a railway station. It's closeness to Dum Dum also adds the Kolkata Metro as a way of conveyance.

Demographics

There are many close knit communities in Birati who live among them peacefully without any atrocities. Ramkrishna pally is one of them.[3]

Tarun sengupta Smriti Bhawan is situated near the Birati station 1 no platform ticket counter. This is an air conditioned auditorium in Birati area.
Tarun sengupta Smriti Bhawan is situated near the Birati station 1 no platform ticket counter. This is an air conditioned auditorium in Birati area.

Education

Mrinalini Dutta Mahavidyapith (more commonly known as the Birati college) is the only college in Birati.

Transport

Madhusudan Banerjee Road (M.B. Road), Birati
Madhusudan Banerjee Road (M.B. Road), Birati

Birati is very close to Dumdum/Kolkata Airport. Jessore Road (NH 12) passes through the eastern boundary of Birati. Former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee inaugurated Birati rail overbridge named Manik Bandopadhyay Setu (above Birati station) on 4 February 2009. It connects east and west parts of M.B. Road (Madhusudan Banerjee Road, which is the main road of Birati) to make the road transport-communication faster and smoother.

Bus

Private Bus

Mini Bus

Many buses also pass through Birati More on Jessore Road.

Train

Birati railway station on the Sealdah–Bangaon line serves the locality.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
  2. ^ Bangiya Sabarna Katha Kalishetra Kalikatah by Bhabani Roy Choudhury, Manna Publication. ISBN 81-87648-36-8
  3. ^ "বিরাটী বসন্ত উৎসব ২০২০". AllEvents.in. Retrieved 2 December 2020.