Dum Dum is one of the prominent localities in Kolkata. Strategically located in the close proximity of the the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Dum Dum has been in the spotlight for its development. It has developed into a modern commercial centre and also hosts the Ordnance Factory Dum Dum (OFDC) of the Ordnance Factories Board, which manufactures armaments and other equipment for the Indian Armed Forces. Well-equipped with an excellent rail and road network, the real estate market of the locality has come off age with time. Availability of affordable apartments, proximity to Highway NH-4 and excellent infrastructure has developed the locality. The two main roads because of which Dum Dum enjoys a good connectivity to other parts of the city are the Jessore Road and the Dum Dum Road. Moreover, to boost the connectivity of the place, the upcoming Daknishwar and Barasat metro line will be connected via Dum Dum. Also, the railway station is situated on the Sealdah-Ranaghat line and the locality offers easy access to Babughat, Birati-Nimta Road, Jessore, Salt Lake Sector V and Cantonment Road. Jessore Road Railway Station, Biman Bandar Railway Station the very nearby railway station to Dum Dum. However, Howrah Railway Station is at a driving distance from the place.