Hridaypur
Neighbourhood
Hridaypur
Hridaypur
Location in West Bengal, India
Hridaypur
Hridaypur
Hridaypur (India)
Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45Coordinates: 22°42′N 88°27′E / 22.7°N 88.45°E / 22.7; 88.45
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNorth 24 Parganas
RegionGreater Kolkata[1]
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBarasat Municipality
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
700127
Telephone code+91 33
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBarasat
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBarasat
Websitenorth24parganas.nic.in

Hridaypur is a town (locality) in Barasat 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).

Geography

The rail-line bisects the area in 2 zones:

The Eastern part extends to National Highway 12. The western part is larger. West Hridaypur lacks any defined boundary. The western part of Hridaypur also connects to Madhyamgram Sajirhat via Kora Badamtola.

Hridaypur is notable for the Pranavananda Matri Ashram which is an orphanage for girls following the ideals and teachings of Swami Pranavananda, the founder of Bharat Sevashram Sangha. The ashram also houses a school where a large number of children of the local area study.

Transportation

The National Highway 12 (Jessore Road) runs through the east of Hridaypur. There is a bus stop named Hridaypur More, near Dakbungalow More at the point where the Hridaypur Station Road meets the Jessore Road. Hridaypur railway station, which belongs to the Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bangaon–Ranaghat line serves the area.

Schools in Hridaypur

Colleges in Hridaypur

Healthcare

Narayana Multi-specialty Hospital, Hridaypur
Narayana Multi-specialty Hospital, Hridaypur
  1. Narayana Multi-specialty Hospital
  2. Renuka Eye Institute
  3. Sri Krishna Medical

North 24 Parganas district has been identified as one of the areas where ground water is affected by arsenic contamination.[2]

References

  1. ^ Civic Administration of Kolkata
  2. ^ "Groundwater Arsenic contamination in West Bengal-India (19 years study )". Groundwater arsenic contamination status of North 24-Parganas district, one of the nine arsenic affected districts of West Bengal-India. SOES. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.