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Maheshtala
মহেশতলা
City
Location in West Bengal, India

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Country Template:Country data India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Population (2001)
 • Total 389,214
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Vidhan Sabha constituency Maheshtala
Website s24pgs.gov.in

Maheshtala (Bengali:মহেশতলা) is a city and a municipality under Maheshtala, Thakurpukur, Metiaburuz and Behala police stations of Alipore sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Maheshtala had a population of 389,214. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Maheshtala has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Maheshtala, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

Township development

Main article: Calcutta Riverside

A London-based company has joined hands with a Bengali NRI to develop a mini township known as the Mahestala project as a joint venture with the Maheshtala Municipality, for which Script error: No such module "convert". have been acquired near Nungi station. There will be 2,240 middle income group flats in 44 buildings. The company will improve the road infrastructure in the area.[3]

Transport

Public Bus:

  • 77A Esplanade - Batanagar via- P.G Hospital, P.T.S, Alipur Zoo, Ekbalpur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Taratala, Brace Bridge, Jingira Bazar Mollargate, Dakghar, Bata More
  • 77A Esplanade - Birlapur (NO BATA) via- P.G Hospital, P.T.S, Alipur Zoo, Ekbalpur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Taratala, Bracebridge, Jingira Bazar, Mollargate, Dakghar, Bata More, Mahestala, Budgebudge, Charial, Birla More
  • 259 Howrah - Akra via- Barabazar, Babu ghat, Khiddirpore, Ekbalpur, Mominpur, Majherhat, Taratala, Brace Bridge, Jingira Bazar, Mollargate, Dakghar, Akra


Local Train:

  • Budge Budge Local Sealdah - Budge Budge via- Park circus, Ballygung, Lake gardens, Tollygung, New Alipore, Majherhat, Brace Bridge, Santoshpur, Akra, Nungi, Budge Budge


Notable people

  • Shanti Ranjan Samanta (1954 – ), Singer, Music Trainer, Music Composer
  • Siddhartha Dutta(1957 -),Poet,Actor,Writer
  • Jaganmoy Paul, Eminent Business Man & Politician.

References

  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "London-NRI route to mini townships". The Statesman, 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03.