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Ultadanga is perhaps one of the most crowded junctions in Kolkata. The place is located at the north-eastern fringe of the city at a close proximity to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport (Kolkata Airport) and marks the limit of Kolkata District. The area is very well-connected with the rest of the city and the suburbs by extremely convenient bus, auto, metro rail and train routes. Despite of having a heavy flow of traffic, Ultadanga can be quite easily reached from any and all parts of Kolkata.

The Bidhan Nagar or Ultadanga railway station.

Ultadanga houses one of Kolkata’s busiest railway stations, the Bidhannagar Road railway station, which remains packed with hurrying passengers throughout the day especially on weekdays. Auto and bus services are very frequent here. The area is densely populated with not only people but with shops, restaurants, shopping malls, banks, Government housings, Government and private offices, educational and training institutes etc.

HSBC, AXIS Bank, Bank of Baroda, United Bank of India and State Bank of India are some of the bank branches located in this area. Ultadanga is near to some of the most happening shopping malls in the city like Mani Square, City Center, Charnok City, and Pantaloon in Kankurgachi etc. Sony World, one of Kolkata’s biggest Sony showrooms is located at Ultadanga crossing near the station. Honey da Dhaba, Bika, Delhi Darbar and Rose are few of the many restaurants located in and close to the Ultadanga area. Arena Animation Kankurgachi, Jetking Institute, FIIT JEE, Credence Academy, Kolkata Cables, BSNL and BrandMantra Solutions Pvt. Ltd. are some of the prominent institutes and offices in Ultadanga and its surrounding areas.There is also a TITAN Showroom in Ultadanga and recently a flyover has been constructed in Ultadanga.

On January 12, 2010, a fire broke out at a slum in Ultadanga known as 'Basanti Colony', leaving 1 man dead and 450 homeless.The homes were again built by the Government and had been redistributed among the residents free of cost within 6 months. The area is popularly known as Basanti colony.

Few G+11 residentials are coming up on the western side of the Bidhannagar Railway Station. 'Sun City' is the most notable and the first among those.There is a Government Girls School too called the Ultadanga Girls School and beside it are two housing colonies -

  • Rohini Coal India Housing Complex
  • Hudco Housing Estate AND

There are many Clubs or SANGHAS most notably Progoti Sangha.

External links

Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage

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