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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,

° North Suburban Sports Association

  • 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
  • Pratibeshi Club

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]

  • 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, 12 Dec 2015 16:13:31 -0800

KOLKATA: The Bidhannagar city police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the Baguiati twin-murder case with the arrest of the prime accused, who had murdered a 37-year-old woman and her daughter three and a half years back, from Odisha on Friday.

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:28:29 -0800

“We appreciate any protest against women atrocities in the state, but as we had said, we will not participate in any of those carried out under any political banner,” Mousumi said, after paying floral tribute to the victim. The BJP protesters reached ...
 
Times of India
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:11:15 -0700

On Monday evening, Baguiati police had raided a gambling and hooch den at Old Baguiati Bazaar area and arrested four suspected gamblers — Somprakash Dutta, Santanu Banik, Soumen Mukhopadhyay and Gautam Mondal. But when they were brought ...
 
Times of India
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:18:26 -0700

KOLKATA: Just a day after two housewives in their mid-40s were found murdered in two different places in Kolkata, the Bidhannagar police commissionarate reported another mysterious death of a housewife from the Baguihati area on Tuesday afternoon.

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:26:15 -0800

The processionists halted at Rajarhat for lunch. After a bit of rest, they headed for Baguiati Joramandir, where the marchers would spend the night. Calcutta residents, including Roopa, however, went back to their homes with the promise of returning ...

NDTV

NDTV
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:20:51 -0800

Rahul Seth,23, who hails from Bihar, was arrested yesterday from his rented accommodation at Baguiati in the city by cyber crime section of Bidhannagar Police for the alleged act, a senior police officer said. He had quit the company in December last ...

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Times of India
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:01:07 -0700

KOLKATA: Bidhannagar police say they have solved the murder of a 26-year-old bar dancer, who was killed 48 hours ago in Baguiati. Detectives arrested two suspects — Rathin Mondol (21) and his cousin Subir Mondal (18) — from Kultoli. According to ...
 
Times of India
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:45:00 -0800

"They party has been following the same model -that of intimidating cops at Alipore, Bhowanipore or Baguiati. Shyampukur, thus, is not an exception," claimed a local CPM leader.When contacted, DC (north) Subhankar Sinha Roy admitted they were yet to ...
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