15 Facts About Howrah


Howrah is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Howrah is located on the western bank of the Hooghly River opposite its twin city of Kolkata.

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Howrah is an important transportation hub and gateway to Kolkata and West Bengal.

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The Howrah district was separated from the Hooghly district in 1843.

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Dependent on definitions and geographical boundaries Howrah is measured as either the 2nd or 3rd largest city in West Bengal.

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Howrah can be accessed from its many rail links, road links to National Highways, as well as its transport connections to Kolkata.

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Howrah Station serves as a terminal for two railway zones of India: the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway, and it is connected to most of the major cities of India.

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Howrah is planned to be served by the Kolkata Metro Line 2 with Salt Lake in Kolkata via a tunnel under River Hooghly.

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Howrah connects the metropolitan region to the national highways – NH 16 and NH 19, which are connected to Vidyasagar Setu via the Kona Expressway.

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The jetties on Howrah side are at Howrah Station, Ramkrishnapur, Shibpur, Shalimar, Bandhaghat, Belur Math, Bally and Nazirganj.

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Howrah is served by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, located in Dumdum, Kolkata.

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Howrah has many various neighbourhoods, the most notable being Shibpur, Santragachi, Belur, Ramrajatala, Liluah and Bally.

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Near Howrah Station is the slum of Pilkhana which was the basis of the famous book and film "City of Joy".

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Howrah's schools are either run by the state government or by private institutions.

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Sailen Manna Stadium, known as the Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium, is a multi-use stadium that hosts sporting events for association football and rugby.

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