Location of New Alipore
New Alipore is situated just south of Alipur bordered by the Budge Budge section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway between Majherhat and Tollygunge stations.
Geography of New Alipore
New Alipore is surrounded by the above railway line to the North, the B.L.Saha Road which is called Chetla to the East, Diamond Harbour Road to the West and Behala to the South.
Development of New Alipore
New Alipore was created as a planned residential suburb of the city of Kolkata by the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority in the fifties to house the burgeoning population of the city, looking for more land.
Extension of New Alipore
New Alipore to the east of the Diamond Harbour Road was divided into 16 blocks with North and South facing. It has recently been declared the Model Ward by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Government Mint at New Alipore
In the 1930s, the India Government Mint was founded here which produces coins for domestic use as well as other countries. Next to the Mint lies the Centenary Port Trust Hospital, built in 1971.
Settlement in New Alipore
New Alipore is mostly dominated by the business families. Mostly upper middle class and rich class reside here.
Planning of New Alipore
New Alipore is one of the better planned and posh areas of the city and is home to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. The roads in this neighbourhood have paved sidewalks, often lined with trees. The area has a planned underground drainage system and street lighting.
New Alipore is connected to all parts of the city by extensive bus services. The Diamond Harbour Road is part of NH 117. The erstwhile Kalighat Falta Railway (KFR) has been dismantled and the space reclaimed. The stretch of New Alipore where once the tracks lay is now the James Long Sarani. New Alipore runs parallel to the Diamond Harbour Road and through Behala and Thakurpukur.
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