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Baguiati lies off the Kazi Nazrul Islam Sarani, popularly known as VIP Road, in the north-eastern periphery of Kolkata city, in the state of West Bengal, India . Baguiati in the past few decades has been developing into an important commercial and trade centre. Krishnapur (more popularly known as Kestopur), Dum Dum and Salt Lake and Newtown Megacity are the nearby areas of Baguiati. Dum-Dum Park near Baguiati boasts of having top 2 pandals of the city during the Durga Puja i.e., Bharat Chakra and Tarun Dal. This place is said to be named after Bagui's, surname of the native and popular residents of this place. During 1950 the Martin Burn company put-up a rail line form Patipukur, Milk colony to Taki via Dumdum Park-Rajarhat-Khoiberia-Belgachia-Basirhat. During that time they wanted to acquire a piece of land for station and pond (to fill water in steam engine) and approached the Bagui family. The family agreed to give the land on condition that the station be named in recognition of their contribution. The land wanted to be acquired is called "Ati", which is a special Bengali word for 'high land'; not suitable for agriculture, mainly used for farming. Thus the station built for a narrow gauge rail line on the "ati" in the land of Baguis is named as "Baguiati". The rail stopped functioning after a few years. But till date the "Rail Pukur" is there beyod the PWD building at Baguiati crossing. The flyover from Dumdum Park to Teghoria along the VIP Road, which was opened in March 2015, helped to keep the traffic congestion away from Baguiati. Subways have been constructed at Kestopur, Baguiati and Joramandir to prevent accidents due to road crossing and they are fully functional now.

A good number of small enterprises exist in this region. These enterprises primarily deal with the import and export of small articles of jute, electronics, watch manufacturing, polyware manufacturing, medical equipment supplies, etc. The township is provided with a number of educational institutes and health care institutes. It also has a dedicated police station under the jurisdiction of the Bidhannagar City police. The region forms one of the many residential places in the city. The population level has been constantly increasing, as has been observed in the rest of the city. This area is highly congested now. Nearby malls include City Centre, New Town (popularly known as CC2), Big Bazaar, Baazar Kolkata, etc.

Clubs[edit]

  • Friends Club - Jhil Bagan
  • Naba Bidhan Sangha- Estd 1962 -BidhanPally, Aswininagar, Baguiati.
  • Baguiati Subhash Sangha
  • Avijatrik Club
  • Bijaya Sangha
  • Balak Sangha
  • Baguiati Sports Council
  • Deshbandhu Nagar Palli Unnayan Samity
  • Netaji Jubak Sangha
  • Netaji Kishore Sangha,
  • Narayantala Byam Samiti,
  • Nirvik Sangha,
  • Narayantala Pallishri Sangha,
  • Purbo prantik sangha
  • Nabapally Jagriti Sangha,
  • Uydayan Sangha,
  • Sastri Bagan Sporting Club,
  • Uydayna Palli,
  • JanaKalyan club,
  • Narayantala Milan Sangha
  • Nabojagaran Sangha
  • United Sporting club.
  • Yuvo parisad
  • Naba Balak Sangha
  • Baguiati Sports Association

Hospitals & Diagnostic Center in Baguiati[edit]

  • Vip Apex General Hospital
  • New Town Nursing Home & Diagnostic Center
  • New Life Nursing Home & Diagnostic Center
  • Surakha Diagnostic Center
  • Swasti Diagnostic Center
  • Revive Eye Care & Nursing Home
  • Health ETC
  • Health Care
  • Rishav Polyclinic and Diagnostic Centre

Shops & Market Complex in Baguiati[edit]

  • Toy Nation (An Exclusive Shop for Soft Toys / Stuffed Toys / Plushed Toys / Electronics Toys / Plastic Toys etc. in Baguiati, Kolkata) (Opp. Asha Studio, Near A/C Market) (Contact @ 9830071323)
  • Baguiati AC Market Complex
  • Baguiati Market (Fresh Fruits/Vegetables/Fish/Meat & Other Variety FMCG Produts)
  • Great Eastern Trading Company (Baguiati Branch)
  • Big Bazar
  • Vishal Mega Mart
  • Metro Bazar
  • Bazar Kolkata
  • Vinline Hero
  • Hundai Car Showroom
  • Yamaha Showroom
  • Bajaj Showroom
  • KTM showroom
  • TVS Showroom
  • Mahindra Showroom

Banks in Baguiati[edit]

  • State Bank Of India (Baguiati branch)
  • Canara Bank (Baguiati branch)
  • Axis Bank (Baguiati branch)
  • ICICI Bank (Baguiati branch)
  • HDFC Bank (Baguiati branch)
  • VIJAYA BANK (Baguiati branch)
  • INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK (Baguiati branch)

Govt Sponsored High Schools & Private Schools[edit]

References[edit]


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Times of India
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:11:15 -0700

The 4-km span between Baguiati and Kaikhali is dotted with 12 drinking dens. "It does not feel safe to walk by these bars at night," said a woman who lives nearby. Drunken brawls and loud music are a regular phenomenon in the locality. These places ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Sat, 23 May 2015 12:30:00 -0700

We bought tickets at Rs 3,000 each," said Saibal Kumar Mitra, a Baguiati resident seated in the Upper Tier of Club House. Khan is King. He might not grace Eden for every match, but the very hope of catching a glimpse of Shah Rukh is enough to draw ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:08:00 -0700

... want to continue with the raids to track down the drug cartel, members of which are said to be regulars at these pubs. "We have information that they have a steady clientele comprising students and IT professionals residing in Salt Lake and ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:34 -0700

KOLKATA/BARASAT: A middle-aged woman was found murdered at her residence on Monday afternoon in the Keshtopur area near Baguiati on the northern fringes of the city. The victim has been identified as Soma Ghosh (45), a resident of the third-floor flat ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Sat, 02 May 2015 14:11:15 -0700

Police sources said an early indication of the easy availability of firearms among Tiwari's men had emerged a few months ago when a gang member got into a gunfight over a dancer in front of a Baguiati bar. Yesterday's haul - two 7mm pistols, a 9mm ...
 
Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:17:17 -0700

On Monday afternoon, Soma was found brutally murdered by in her third floor flat at Rabindrapally, Kestopur near Baguiati in North 24 Parganas. After returning home from her Slat Lake school around 3 pm, Soma's only daughter, Sayoni, a class XII ...
 
Times of India
Thu, 22 May 2014 13:59:49 -0700

KOLKATA: Bidhannagar police on Thursday claimed to have cracked the Baguiati 'call centre employee' murder by arresting her live-in partner. The suspect, Sambhu Singh, posed as Anjana Naskar's husband and lived with her in a rented flat under the ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:11:15 -0800

The VIP Road flyover, which promises a faster commute for airport and Ultadanga-bound traffic, comes with bonuses like an increase in the width of the thoroughfare below and subways at Kestopur, Baguiati and Joramandir that have de-cluttered these ...
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