19.43 sq kilometers or 7.5 sq miles (515 Bigha 15 Kattah 11 Chhatak). In the year 1900 Panihati Municipality was the biggest ever municipality amongst the 15 Municipalities under Barrackpore sub-division.
( 9 miles away north from Kolkata )
Border of Khardaha Municipality
Border of Kamarhati Municipality & North Dum Dum Municipality
Border of Muragacha and Bilakanda Panchayat area
Category “A”, Administrative Ministry: Department of Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal
District Magistrate North 24 Parganas
Other important Govt. offices located in the town
Youth Welfare Office
S.I. of School
Fire Service Station
Food Supply Office
State General Hospital
SDPO (Belghoria) Office
Sub-Post Office (10 nos.)
Sodepur Post Office
National High way / State High way
NH 34 (9 k.m), Delhi Road (5 k.m.)/B.T. Road
Name of the nearest important towns or the city distance to it
Kolkata – 16 K.m.
Barrackpore – 9 K.m.
Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport – 19 K.m.
Khardah Municipality (in the north) – 3 K.m.
Kamarhati Municipality (in the south) – 4 K.m.
Delhi Road – 8 K.m.
Number of Villages served by the town
104 Nos. (from these villages people visit the town for Social or Economic reason)
Transport and Communication
Auto & Rickshaw service
Name of the River /
The Hooghly is the major river which flows all along the western stretch of about 50 km of the Barrackpore subdivision. This river is also known as the Bhagirathi or the Ganga / Ganges.
The river 'Ganga' has been an important waterway. Many industries came up on the banks of this river, big factories were set up during the British time. The Dutch, British, Portuguese and French businessmen used this river for trade and business transportation.
In this area, some of the prominent Ghats touching this holy, sacred river are: Baromandir Ghat, Nemaitirtha Ghat, Panihati Mahotsabtala Ghat, Giribala Ghat at Agarpara, Tranbabu's Ghat, Sen's Ghat, Bazarpara Ghat etc.
Railway stations in the Town
Sodepur & Agarpara stations stand on main line of Sealdah in Eastern Railway. There is a Railway Siding at Sodepur.
Bus stand / Mini Bus stand and frequency of bus service
Bus stand, Mini Bus stand with a frequency of 5 to 10 minutes (approx.), Regular Bus service is available with communication to Kolkata, Dunlop, Barrackpur, Madhyamgram, Ghola, Usumpur, Barasat, Dakshineswar etc.
List of industrial units / workshops in the town
Tractor (India) Ltd.
Bengal Rolling Mill
Ram Swarup Upadhaya Rolling Mill
Do the employees stay in the town or commute from outside town limits
Nearly 80% of the employees reside in the town and 20% commute from adjoining areas.