About Konnagar

Konnagar is one of the important cities in Hooghly District of West Bengal state. It is located approximately 32 kms away from main city of Hooghly. The area is covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. However, this city is as much about glorious past as it is about promising future. The city’s past especially stands out for its deep association with many great Bengali thinkers. You’ll come to know much more about this historical fact and many other intriguing facts about this city in below paragraphs, which will actually tell you everything about this city that is absolutely worth knowing.

About Konnagar
Konnagar Municipality Building

History of Konnagar

Konnagar boosts a very unique and rich history that can make any of its local citizens very proud even today. What makes its history truly unique is the fact that many great personalities of West Bengal region were associated with this place. This city first find mentioned in famous Bengali novel Chandimangal, which was written in 16th century. However, not much is known about the city. But then Konnagar’s history is less about violent ridden battles and crumbling of great empires and more about unique personalities and unique events associated with it. Many great personalities were associated with this place including Rabindranath Tagore, Maharshi Shibchandra Dev, Mahasweta Devi etc. The city saw the establishment of Bata Shoes factory in 1931. The most special thing about this factory was that it was first ever Bata factory to be set up in India. Today looking at the success of Bata factory it can be said that this Konnagar factory proved to be ultimate stepping stone in company’s success.

Administration in Konnagar

Civic administration in Konnagar is looked after by Konnagar Municipality, a civic body that is almost 71 years old, established way back in year 1944. Ever since its inception it has dedicatedly looked after all civic responsibilities assigned to it. Be it supply of drinking water to all households, or maintenance of sewage and drainage, maintenance of street light, or prevention of epidemic etc. It is indeed result of these decades of dedicated service that today Konnagar has evolved into a city with immense potential for economic growth. Konnagar Municipality covers 20 wards. The numbers of wards though were very less during its inception, but with passage of time number of wards were increased. Mainly due to unabated growth of local population. Talking about administration, then Konnagar Municipality is headed by Chairman and Vice Chairman. Their role is to guide and supervise 20 Municipal Councilors, who are obviously representing 20 different wards spread across this municipality.

Office of The Municipal, Councillor Konnagar
73, G.T. Road ( West ), Konnagar, Hooghly, West Bengal
Phone Office : 2674-0210 / 2123
Fax : 2674-0210
http://www.konnagarmunicipality.org/

Culture of Konnagar

Information on Konnagar
Durga Puja

Like all other cultures, people of Konnagar love to preserve their cultural heritage through various traditional festivals. Apart from traditional Durga Pooja and Kali Pooja, festival, they also celebrate few other local festivals. These local festivals namely Sakuntala Rakhsha Kalimata Puja and Sri Sri Raj Rajeshwari Puja are only celebrated in Konnagar town and its adjoining towns. These festivals have been part of Konnagar’s cultural heritage for more than 300 years now.

Economy of Konnagar

The economy of Konnagar is mainly driven by service sector followed by equally robust industrial sector. The fact that Konnagar’s economy is spearheaded by these two sectors, which are widely considered as major proponents of modern economy, signifies a lot about steady modernization of its economy. Local service sector constitutes of many service oriented institutions and companies like banks, hotels, restaurants, hospital, burgeoning retail sector etc. Besides, today quite a few BPO’s and call centers are also operating in Konnagar city. Moving to industries, then quite a few large scale and small scale industries are operating in the city, which are generating much needed employment for locals here. Besides, many industries operating in adjoining town are also generating huge number of employment for locals of Konnagar. It is believed that at least 10 to 15% of Konnagar’s locals are employed in these industries.

Nalco Pvt Ltd (an Ecolab Company)
Address: # 1 Lenin Sarani, District Hooghly, Konnagar, 712235
Phone no: +91-33-2674-0395 | Tel: +91-33-2674-0396 | Fax: +91-33-2672-2287 | Fax: +91-33-2672-1775

Shalimar Wires Industries Ltd.
Address: 77,Netaji Subhas Road, P.O. Uttarpara, West Bengal Dist. Hoogly - 712258
Phone no: +91 - 33 - 26638186 / 245 / 259, 26637305

Healthcare Services in Konnagar

While Konnagar town has decent number of well equipped hospitals, but these decent numbers are not good enough to bear burden of healthcare services of an entire town. As a result every year significant number of local patients suffering from various diseases have to travel to hospitals of nearby cities like Hooghly, Kolkata, Salt city etc for quality medical treatment. Although these urban cities are located very much in the proximity, but local patient’s still have to put lot of energy and time to reach to these hospitals. Here is list of reputed hospitals near Konnagar.

Fortis Hospitals Ltd
Address: 730 Anadapur, E M Bypass,Kasba, Beside Calcutta International School
Kolkata – 700107
Phone no: +(91)-33-33018548

Sterling Hospital
Address: 55/1, Bhupen Bose Avenue, Near Rajballav Para Bus Stop
Kolkata – 700004
Phone no: +(91)-33-33022585

We Care
Address: 101/1/Z/Z/M, R S Verma Road, Near Uttarpara Railway station
Hooghly – 712258
Phone no: +(91)-33-33020266

Kamala Ray Hospital
Address: 20, Ground Floor, 1st, 3rd & 4th Floor, Kotrung G.T Road, Near Adarsha Vidyalaya, Hindmotor, Hooghly - 712233,
Phone no: +(91)-33-33012384

Tourism in Konnagar

Konnagar city happens to be home to many beautiful temples and also many places of great historical value. These destinations attract fair number of local as well as visiting tourists every year. Most of these local destinations actually constitute of local temples, where people of Konnagar city come to seek peace of mind and solace. Likewise you too will find ample peace of mind in all these local temples. And not to mention that peace of mind attained here will pave way for a special emotional bond with this small town, which you’d surely like to cherish for years to come.

Banking Services in Konnagar

During last one decade or so quite a few reputed banks have opened their branches in Konnagar city. These reputed banks have brought in many desirable changes in this city. The most visible change being that number of bank accounts has increased dramatically in the city during last one decade. This invariably has inculcated strong banking culture and banking habit among local people. Besides, these reputed banks are providing huge impetus and boost to local economy. Be it in the way of providing affordable credit to local people or by way of generating employment for locals. Overall, coming up of new age bank has done world of good to Konnagar city and its people. Hopefully in coming years many more reputed banks will open their branches here.

Kotak Mahindra Bank
Address: Shop no.2, Ground floor, Swapna neer premises no.82, Indira gandhi road, District : hugli, P.o. Konnagar -712234
IFSC Code: KKBK0006739
Phone no: Not available

United Bank of India
Address: 122-a, G.t. Road, Dist. Hooghly, Konnagar, Pin 712235
IFSC Code: UTBI0KOAW55
Phone no: 033-2674 1727

Central Bank of India
Address: 82 S C Calatterjee Street, Hoogly, Konnagar Pin code: 712235
IFSC Code: CBIN0283903
Phone no: Not available

Allahabad Bank
Address: 195/196, Criper Road, Municipal Super Market, Near Railway Station, P.O. Konnagar – 033-26740665
IFSC Code: ALLA0210521

State Bank Of India
Address: Madhuban-Ii, Naity Road, Choto Bahera, Po-Baro Bahera, Nabagram, Pin-71224
IFSC Code: SBIN0012445
Phone no: 9674713828 / 9674711732

Transportation in Konnagar

Profile of Konnagar
Konnagar Railway Station

With sufficient numbers of auto rickshaws operating across the town, local transportation system here can be termed as pretty reliable. As a result today anyone can access auto rickshaws from any part of the town. In fact auto rickshaws in Konnagar town were never as accessible as they are today. Coming to connectivity, then Konnagar Railway Station directly connects Konnagar city to many of the important cities of West Bengal. This includes Howrah, Hooghly, Tarakeswar, Bandel junction, Katwa Junction etc. Konnagar is also well connected to all the above cities via road and also by sea (ferry service). Besides, it is also well connected to capital city of Kolkata via road.

Konnagar Railway Station
Station Code : KOG
Junction Name : Howrah Jn
RailWay Zone : Eastern Railway
State Name : West Bengal
District Name : Hooghly
Taluk Name : Sirampur-Uttarpara
Enquiry phone number : 139

Konnagar at a glance

Country : India
State : West Bengal
District : Hugli/ Hooghly
Elevation : 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2004)
• Total 76,082
Languages
• Official Bengali, English
PIN : 712235
Telephone code : 033-2674
Lok Sabha Constituency : Sreerampur
Vidhan Sabha Constituency : Uttarpara


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