arunachal is a developing residential locality in the sodepur-panihati suburb of northern Kolkata. the area is rapidly growing under the panihati municipalitys civic administration, and the kmda responsible for its infrastructure planning and implementation. arunachal administratively lies within the north 24 parganas district under the barrackpore commissionerates jurisdiction.
arunachals neighbourhood is historically rich, dating back to the 13th century bengal associated with the legendary maharaja chandraketu of deganga. mahaprabhu chaitanya deb is also said to have graced the locality on his way to puri. the locality became a thickly populated area after indias partition in 1947 when hordes of refugees settled here to develop it as a good residential destination.
arunachal in kolkata is dominated by independent dwellings and residential plots, which is gradually transforming with the modern trappings of apartment blocks promoted by local builders and some of the nationally famous real estate developers joining the bandwagon. the neighbourhood projects like the godrej prakriti, peerless nagar, merlin maximus, gm meena icon, and npr gitanjali apartments bear testimony to the localitys growing popularity as a residential hub.
arunachal means dawn lit mountains, by which the north-eastern indian state is known. how the name came to be called arunachal is not clear. still, it is in harmony with the surrounding residential localities bearing such fancy names as indralok, and amarabati, among others. the plus point with arunachal is its sound physical and social infrastructure, ideally suited to sustain a modern lifestyle, yet affordable to buy or rent.
arunachal is served by two crucial roads on the western and eastern flanks – bt road and the kalyani expressway. the locality is further supported by the sodepur road connecting with the adjoining madhyamgram. the nearest sodepur station is within 1.5 km on the sealdah-ranaghat suburban eastern railway mainline section, acting as its lifeline.
kolkata airport is 14 km via the kalyani expressway, joining the Jessore Road or the belgharia expressway in birati. the kolkata it stronghold in new town and sector v hosting mnc giants like cts, tcs, wipro, ibm, capgemini etc., is 21 km and 25 km away. kolkatas central business district comprising bbd bagh, esplanade, park street, and camac street is the employment hub of several public sector undertaking and government offices.
arunachals rapidly changing horizon is amply displayed by several branded stores opening shops in the recent past. robust, seamless connectivity with the kolkata commercial and entertainment hotspots are the areas other attraction drawing a prospective clientele looking for a peaceful locality to reside, far removed from the metropoliss madding crowd, yet not short on amenities.
arunachals location in the northern sodepur suburb endows it with strategic importance.
it is equidistant from kolkatas it hub and the government and private employment hub in the central business district.
it is well connected through abundant rail and road transport services.
arunachals forte is its independent residential plots, dwellings, and the recently promoted apartment blocks.
the locality boasts abundant greenery and excellent physical infrastructure.
for all its amenities, arunachal is yet to attain metropolitan civic standards.
Watch out for?:
the kalyani expressway six-lane augmentation project.
the construction of the proposed noapara-barrackpore metro link through the bt road.
property rising factor:
ample greenery and peace.
equidistant from significant kolkata destinations.
arunachal residents are amply catered for daily necessities in the local markets and provision stores spread across the locality. the immediate vicinity sports eminent educational institutions both at the school and higher level. many government and private hospitals shield the residents from medical emergencies. shopping options, fine restaurants, entertainment outlets sum up the localitys wholesome aura.
shopping complex & markets:
health care centers:
panihati state general hospital.
sagar dutta hospital and medical college.
guru nanak dental hospital.
connectivity & public transport:
arunachal residents primarily depend on the frequent rail and road services to reach various kolkata destinations. while state transport buses, private buses, and minibuses ply on the bt road connecting with kolkata cbd, the kalyani expressway leads to the airport, new town, and salt lake sector-v commercial-cum-employment zones. the sodepur-barasat road is a busy well-maintained corridor connecting the eastern flank comprising madhyamgram and new barrackpore. abundant auto-rickshaw service supports local navigation.
schools, bank & fitness centers:
central point school.
national model school.
sodepur high school.
st. xaviers institution.
state bank of india.
bank of india.
bank of baroda.
red rocks fitness.
gold gym sodepur.
popular landmarks near locality:
panihati mahasabha ghat.
goshala ground sodepur.
sodepur khadi foundation – gandhi ashram.
giribala thakurbari ghat.
ramakrisha pally ghat.