Kolaghat is a census town in Kolaghat CD Block of Tamluk subdivision in Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India. Kolaghat Thermal Power Station is located here, which is the largest power sector in the state and managed by West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL), a department of the State Government of West Bengal.
Location in West Bengal, India
|• Total||6.07 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Tamluk|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Panskura Purba|
|Cities and towns in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district|
M: municipal city/ town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
94.08% of the population of Tamluk subdivision live in the rural areas. Only 5.92% of the population live in the urban areas, and that is the second lowest proportion of urban population amongst the four subdivisions in Purba Medinipur district, just above Egra subdivision.
Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.
As per the District Census Handbook 2011, Kolaghat covered an area of 6.07 km2. It had the facility of a railway station and bus route. Amongst the medical facilities it had a hospital 4 km away, a nursing home 2 km away, 2 dispensaries/ health centres and 3 medicine shops. Amongst the educational facilities It had were 12 primary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 secondary schools and 2 senior secondary schools. Amongst the recreational and cultural facilities it had were a stadium, a cinema theatre at Mecheda 5 km away, an auditorium/ community hall, a public library and a reading room in the town.
As per 2011 Census of India Kolaghat had a total population of 25,191 of which 12,890 (51%) were males and 12,301 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,349. The total number of literates in Kolaghat was 19,909 (87.16% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001 India census, Kolaghat had a population of 23707. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kolaghat has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 64%. In Kolaghat, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) of West Bengal Government runs the 6 X 210 MW Thermal Power Station at Kolaghat (Kolaghat thermal power station or K.T.P.S. ). It is the largest in the state sector. Ramco Cements has one grinding unit in Kolaghat, which commenced production in 2010. Few brick manufacturing units are situated on the riverbanks of Rupnarayan River. Unlike the power sector this place has a big flower market next to Railway station which also helps in building economy other than cultivation. The riverside has become a popular picnic spot and is often crowded with people, particularly during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The town is notable for its Hilsa fish.
Kolaghat is well connected by road through NH-41 and NH-6 (namely Bombay road) and by rail through the main Howrah- Kharagpur broad gauge line. Kolaghat is on the Golden Quadrilateral. It is 54.4 km from Kolkata and 60.45 km from Kharagpur. The Kolaghat Bridge (namely Sarat Setu) is the only which connects the South India.
In 1998, the College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat was set up here. In 2013, The Kolaghat Govt. Polytechnic was set up here. The high schools are Kola Union High School, K.T.P.P. High School (K.T.P.P. Township), Kolaghat Jogendra Girls High School, Gopalnagar Kaliprasanna Kar Institution, Bathanberia Srinibas Vidyamandir, Baishnabchak Mahesh Chandra High School(with hostel facility), Khadinan Adarsha Primary School, Sulani High School are some prominent schools in the locality.
Paikpari Rural Hospital at Paikpari, PO Kolaghat Notun Bazar (with 30 beds) is the main medical facility in Kolaghat CD block. There are primary health centres at Machinan, PO Rain Gopalnagar (with 6 beds) and Nandaigajan, PO Bhogpur (with 10 beds).
Supriya Mondal, winner of gold and silver medals in National meet and silver in Beijing Commonwealth games resides in Kolaghat. The renowned Indian-born American physicist and a bestselling author Dr. Mani Lal Bhowmik did his initial schooling from Kola Union High School situated here. Sanjib Chakraborty, a famous swimmer, and Raja Das, famous rock climber and painter, Dr. Ashok Das also resides here.
Amalhara is a census town in Kolaghat CD block in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India.Bhagabanpur I
Bhagabanpur I (also spelt as Bhagawanpur) is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Egra subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat
College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat (CEMK) is a self financed cum Government aided engineering college in KTPP Township, Kolaghat, West Bengal. The college was conceived by Professor Shankar Sen, an educationist and former vice chancellor of Jadavpur University, in 1998. Courses are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
The college was financed under the World Bank prestigious TEQIP II programme under Government aided category for modernising it's labs and improving overall infrastructure. It has a campus area of 26.925 acres (108,960 m2) and is fully residential for faculty and staffs. The college offers full-time engineering programs leading to four-year B.Tech degree from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology formerly known as(WBUT).The college started with affiliation to Vidyasagar University, but in 2001 when MAKAUT was formed, CEMK came under its roof.Howrah–Kharagpur line
The Howrah–Kharagpur line is part of the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line, Howrah-Chennai main line and Kolkata Suburban Railway.Kharisha
Kharisa is a census town in Kolaghat CD block in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India.Kolaghat (community development block)
Kolaghat (earlier referred to as Panskura II block) is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.Kolaghat Thermal Power Station
Kolaghat Thermal Power Station is a major thermal power station in West Bengal. It is located at Mecheda, approx. 55 km from Kolkata in the Purba Medinipur district. The power plant is operated by West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited.
The power plant has six units of 210 MW each for a total capacity of 1260 MW. The units were commissioned in two stages during the period of 1984 to 1995.Kolaghat railway station
The Kolaghat railway station in the Indian state of West Bengal, serves Kolaghat, India in Purba Medinipur district. It is on the Howrah-Kharagpur line. It is 55 km (34 mi) from Howrah Station.Mahishadal (community development block)
Mahishadal is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Haldia subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.Mecheda
Mecheda is a town in Panskura II CD Block in West Bengal, India. The town is the entrance point of Purba Medinipur Dist. which lies upon the South Eastern Railway Zone and in proximity to Haldia, Tamluk, Digha and Contai, Egra.Mihitikri
Mihitikri is a census town in Kolaghat CD block in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India.Nandakumar (community development block)
Nandakumar is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.National Highway 116 (India)
National Highway 116 (NH 116) is a National Highway of India entirely within the state of West Bengal that connects Kolaghat in Purba Medinipur district with Haldia in Purba Medinipur district. The total length of NH 41 is 51 km (32 mi). NH-116 is a spur road of National Highway 16. The primary purpose of this national highway is to provide connectivity to Haldia Port. Previously this route was numbered as National Highway 41.Ramco Cements
Ramco Cements Limited (formerly Madras Cements Ltd) is the flagship company of the Ramco Group, a business group based in Chennai, South India. It is the fifth largest cement producer in India. The company also produces ready mix concrete and dry mortar products and operates wind farms.
It manufactures and markets Portland cement, blast furnace slag cement, white cement and Pozzolana cement. The company has production facilities at Alathiyur, Chengalpet, Kolaghat, Medavakkam, Sriperumpudur, Vijayawada, Virudhunagar and Vizag in India.
Ramco opened its first windfarm at Muppandal in 1993. In 1995, Ramco Cements installed 69 additional windmills at Poolavadi near Coimbatore. As of 2015, the total installed windmill capacity is with 159.185 MW with 229 individual units.Rupnarayan River
The Rupnarayan River is a river in India. It begins as the Dhaleswari (Dhalkisor) in the Chhota Nagpur plateau foothills northeast of the town of Purulia. It then follows a tortuous southeasterly course past the town of Bankura, where it is known as the Dwarakeswar river. Near the town of Ghatal it is joined by the Shilabati river, where it takes the name Rupnarayan. Finally, it joins the Hoogli River. It is famous for the Hilsa fish that live in it and are used in Bengali cuisine. It is also notable for the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) thermal power plant built along its bank at Kolaghat in West Bengal. The river also passes through Bagnan in Howrah district.
Rupnarayan River forms the eastern boundary of district Purba Medinipur with district Howrah.Sahid Matangini (community development block)
Sahid Matangini is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.Tamluk (community development block)
Tamluk is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tamluk subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.Tamluk subdivision
Tamluk subdivision is a subdivision of the Purba Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India. It under Burdwan division.West Bengal Power Development Corporation
The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) is a company owned by the Government of West Bengal with the goal to carry on the business of thermal power generation in the state of West Bengal, India. The thermal power plants under WBPDCL are in Kolaghat, Bakreswar, Sagardighi, Santaldih,and Bandel.
Kolaghat Thermal Power Station have a total installed capacity of 1260 MW (6x210 MW).
Bakreswar Thermal Power Station have a total installed capacity of 1050 MW (5x210 MW).
Sagardighi Thermal Power Project have a total installed capacity of 1,600 MW (2x300 MW, 2x500 MW).
Bandel Thermal Power Station have a total installed capacity of 450 MW (4x60, 1x210 MW). Renovation & modernisation of 215MW unit is modified from 210MW.
Santaldih Thermal Power Station have a total installed capacity of 500 MW (2x250 MW).WBPDCL works in tandem with West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB).
Cities, towns, locations and neighbourhoods in Purba Medinipur District
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