Location of Metiabruz
Metiabruz is located in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal. Metiabruz is situated on the southern fringe of Kolkata.
Geography of Metiabruz
Metiabruz is located at the east side of Bartala and Rajabagan and at the west side of Sicklane, BNR Colony and Kidderpur.
History of Metiabruz
Metiabruz has a rich history. The Nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah, took refuge here when he was ousted by the British from his throne, and attempted to build a replica of his palace in Metiabruz. It is sometimes called the 'Second Lucknow'. The Imambara he created stands at the centre of Metiabruz.
Connection of Metiabruz in Modern Kolkata
Metiabruz is connected with central Kolkata by road, through the Circular Garden Reach Road, a 40 min drive. This road ends at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Borough Committee 15 office. And from here its name changes to Wajid Ali Shah road which goes to the Metiaburj Police Station and from here it divides into the S. A. Farooqui Road and the Wajid Ali Shah Road, the main arterial roads of the place. The well-known Botanical Gardens of Shibpur are located just across the Hooghly River. Another local district, Howrah, is well connected with Metiabruz through a frequent ferry and boat service.
Economy of Metiabruz
Metiabruz has the Southern Thermal Power Station and a water pumping station that supplies water to major parts of the city. It also has a shipyard; Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers founded in 1884 that is engaged in making warships of Indian Navy and Coast Guard, and is home to one of the largest textile manufacturers in India. Metiabruz has the largest kite production in Asia.
Population of Metiabruz
The population of Metiabruz consists mainly of Muslim (75%). The main spoken languages include Urdu, Hindi and Bengali. It is home to a large number of unskilled labourers that settled here from rural areas in West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand who are employed on a daily wage; this includes construction workers, cleaners, plumbers and painters.
West Bengal, Indian State
Cities of West Bengal
Culture of West Bengal
Tourism In West Bengal
Economy of Kolkata
History of Kolkata
(Last Updated on : 02-05-2016)
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