Behala is a neighbourhood in South West Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is divided into two Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Behala Paschim and Behala Purba. It is one of the oldest residential and industrial area of the city. There are many factories and industries which include the manufacturing units like chemicals, plastic and plastic recycling, spray painting, metal plating and galvanizing. Various schools, hospitals, banks and other important institutes are also located in this locality. Behala is extremely well connected to most areas of Kolkata by bus. Private buses, govt buses and minibuses fly to Howrah, BBD Bagh, Park Street, Sealdah, Kidderpore, Bidhannagar and other parts of the city from the bus terminuses at Thakurpukur, Sakherbazar, Behala Tram Depot, Parnasree Pally, Barisha and Silpara. Behala is served by the Majherhat railway station on the Sealdah South section of Kolkata Suburban Railway. Behala has an airport in which Behala Flying Club operates. It is the second of the two airports in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area and other being the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The presence of basic establishments has transformed Behala as one of the best residential areas in Kolkata.