Insights Into Neighbourhood
Behala is a neighborhood in South West Kolkata. It is divided into two Vidhan Sabha
constituencies: Behala Paschim and Behala Purba. It is one of the oldest residential and industrial
areas of the city. There are many factories and industries in this locale which includes
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, government 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, other being the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.
The presence of basic establishments has transformed this locale into one of the best residential
areas in Kolkata.