Location of Dum Dum
Dumdum is a city in the state of West Bengal. It is a neighbourhood in North-west Kolkata and the location of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, formerly known as Dum Dum Airport.
History of Dum Dum
Dum Dum was home to a British Royal Artillery Armoury in the 18th century, as Barrackpur rose into prominence as the British seat. In the early 1890s, Captain Bertie Clay developed a bullet with the jacket cut away at the tip to reveal its soft lead core known as a Dum Dum. Dum dum has also the ruined palace of Robert Clive, from where he ordered the armies for the Battle of Plassey in 1757 against Siraj ud daullah.
Geography of Dum Dum
Dum Dum region is about 10 kilometres from the city centre which is taken to be Chandni Chowk. The nearby localities include Salt Lake, Jhilbagan, Ghughu Danga and Jawpur.
Demographics of Dum Dum
DumDum had a population of 102,319. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dumdum has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85% and female literacy is 78%.
Economy of Dumdum
Dumdum is a major commercial centre located at the outskirts of Kolkata. Dum Dum region is important, as it constitutes main entry points of the city. The area being provided with a domestic and international airport is the landing base for the foreigners visiting the city. Dum Dum Ordinance Factory is also one of the prominent economic pillar in this region.
Attraction in Dum Dum
Dum Dum has attractions like Kolkata Metro, the ruined palace of Robert Clive, the erstwhile Governor of British East India Company, which led the warfare against the independent ruler of Bengal, stayed in Murshidabad District of West Bengal. The grand palace of Sinthee is also worth visiting, which is located nearby Dum Dum. The Jewish Cemetery near Narkeldanga is also a ruined area and of archaeological importance, while the Afgan War Memorial is a special attraction in Dum Dum.
Dum Dum is connected to other major regions by means of train air and busses. The major means of transportation is through the subway. Netaji Subhash Chander Bose International Airport or Dum Dum Airport is located within the township premises. There is also a domestic airport that is located 22 kms from Dum Dum. Other means of conveyance at Dum Dum are buses and taxis.
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(Last Updated on : 17-05-2016)
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