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Howrah, Kolkata

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About Howrah

Howrah, is synonymous with the iconic Howrah Bridge across the river Hooghly connecting with its more illustrious twin, Kolkata. Situated on the west bank of the river, Howrah is the gateway to Kolkata Metropolis. Howrah Station, one of the busiest railway terminals globally, is the oldest and the largest railway complex in the country. Often called the Sheffield of the East due to its teeming foundry units, Howrah Kolkata is home to sprawling residential and commercial neighborhood localities like Santragachhi, Liluah, Shibpur, Belur, Bally, and Ramrajatala. Though considered a developed area, there is a realty boom in prominent Howrah suburbs like Kona, Bally, Shalimar, and Uluberia. Howrah property development is spearheaded by some of the biggest real estate developers in the country, in projects like Kolkata West International City, Merlin Waterfront, Shapoorji Pallonji Joyville, BG Bally Imperia, Unitech Gateway, and Forum Pravesh, to name a few. Howrah has one of the most densely populated residential localities. However, copious road-network and transport options connect Kolkata. The major roads leading to Kolkata are the and the Grand Trunk Road, built by Sher Shah Suri. The bridges to Kolkata on the eastern bank of Hooghly are engineering marvels and a significant tourist attraction. We have the Cable-stayed Vidyasagar Setu; Nivedita Setu - Indias first multi-span, single-plane, cable-supported extra-dosed bridge, Vivekananda Setu, and the ever-popular cantilever Howrah Bridge. Another engineering marvel is the East-West Metro connecting Howrah with Kolkata, boasting of the nations first underwater tunnel under the Hooghly. Ferry service across the river adds to commute-comfort. Howrah is primarily patronized by the middle-class looking for 2 BHK apartments in Multi-storey blocks, comprising 52% of the properties. Significantly, 20% of sold Howrah apartments are priced below Rs.20 lacs, and 40% in the range of Rs. 20 to Rs.40 lacs. Individuals post 70% of property purchase in residential towers. Overall, Howrah receives a thumbs-up from residents for its social and cultural infrastructure, yet not far from the manifold attractions of Kolkata

Howrah, Kolkata - Key Highlights

  • Howrah is an established locality close to its twin city Kolkata.
  • Howrah is the central transportation hub connecting Kolkata and other parts of the country through strong rail-network, road and ferry services.Howrah boasts a robust social infrastructure with schools, hospitals, restaurants, shopping arcades, malls, markets, and ample entertainment options.

Other Highlights of Howrah

Social Infrastructure

Howrah is well endowed with quality education options, healthcare facilities, shopping, sports, restaurants, and abundant entertainment facilities. Additionally, easy connectivity with Kolkata provides Howrah residents with access to the logistics of the metropolis. The Central Business District at B.B.D. Bagh is a quick ferry ride from the Howrah Station Complex, opening up multiple employment and trade avenues.

Shopping Complex & Market

Howrah is home to the largest markets in the region and several shopping complexes. Some of the prominent wholesale and retail hotspots in the vicinity are: Mangla Haat. Mallik Ghat Flower Market. Howrah New Market. Howrah AC Market. Salkia AC Market. Avani Riverside Mall. Forum Rangoli Mall. E-Mall.

Health Care Centers

There are many hospitals in Howrah, both Government and Private. Some of them worth mentioning are: Howrah District Hospital. Howrah Orthopedic Hospital. Narayana Super-Speciality Hospital. That apart, a short drive through the Vidyasagar Setu, popularly known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, takes one to PG Hospital, CMRI, among many others, in a matter of minutes.

Connectivity & Public Transport

Howrah Station acts as the transport focal point in Howrah, catering to the large population. The commuters most common Public Transport is the Suburban Railway Network, different Buses, and Ferry services to various destinations. The East-West Metro to be commissioned shortly connects Howrah Maidan with Salt Lake in Kolkata.

School, Bank & Fitness Centers

Schools: Prominent schools in Howrah are: St. Agnes Convent School. Asian International School. DPS Howrah. Agrasen Balika Siksha Sadan. Banks: Every bank, whether PSU or Private, has a network of branches in Howrah and its neighborhood. Fitness Centres: Gen Y Fitness Gym. M.S. Fitness Gym. Warrior Fitness Home for Champions.

Popular Landmarks near Locality

Howrah is a beautiful place bearing a historical legacy to provide the residents with varied points of interest. Other than the river-front, some of the landmarks worth mentioning are: Indian Botanic Garden. Santragachhi Jheel. Belur Math. Garchumuk. Panitras Samtaber. Gadiara. Damodar Temple.

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