After a 2-year stint in the UK, Tushar Sengupta returned to Kolkata with his wife Rini. He went to the UK for a research project at Cambridge University.
Staying sometime in the West, Tushar and Rini have developed certain traits. Now they avoid too much crowd, noisy atmospheres, and polluted surroundings.
Tushar was earlier staying in a joint family near Kalighat but he started looking for an apartment in a more peaceful location after returning from the UK. Tushar thought of a small apartment in a peaceful area that will help him in his pursuit of academic excellence. His wife Rini was really delighted when they visited the area. The wide expanse of the Ganges took their breath away when they looked at it from a high-rise top. Besides, the area has a likable similarity with a university town in the West.
Maheshtala is Conveniently Located
The synergistic effect of the new Majherhat suspension bridge, Sampriti Flyover, and Maa Flyover have made commuting to all commercial and IT hubs of Kolkata reasonably easy.
Sampriti Flyover connecting Jinjira Bazar with Batanagar has hugely improved commuting speed in this area. This has reduced travel time with the BBD Bag area to a mere 45 minutes from Maheshtala.
- New Alipore – 10 Km
- Park Street & Camac Street – 15 Km
- Esplanade & Dalhousie – 18 Km
- Salt Lake – 28.5 Km
- New Town – 34.6 Km
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport – 38 Km
Maheshtala is the Well Connected with Kolkata and Howrah
In reality, Sampriti Flyover, the largest flyover in West Bengal spanning 7.5 km, completely transformed the accessibility to this area. Traffic snarls which were regular affairs on the Budge Budge Trunk Road are things of the past now. The flyover can reach you to Maheshtala from Jinjira Bazar in a matter of minutes now.
Maheshtala is well connected by bus service with various parts of Kolkata. Prominent bus routes are as follows:
- Batanagar–Howrah Mini Bus
- Bishalakhitala–Ankurhat Private Bus
- Batanagar–Esplanade WBSTC Bhutol Bus
It is also well connected by taxi (Batanagar Junction is only 2 minutes away) apart from the local train service which connects Maheshtala with Sealdah.
Currently, the nearest Metro station is Rabindra Sarovar which is about 15 km away but once Joka BBD Bag Metro is operational, the nearest Metro station will be Taratala which is about 15 minutes away.
There is an ample number of auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws providing short distance connectivity.
The area is uniquely positioned as water transport is also available from here. Currently, you can avail two ferry services but in the near future, you will be able to make trips to Howrah from Batanagar Ferry Ghat.
- Nangi/Batanagar Ferry Ghat – 1.8 km
- Budge Budge Ferry Ghat – 4.2 km
High-Quality Healthcare is at Close Proximity
These days the choice of location of your home must have a primary consideration — the proximity of healthcare facilities. Maheshtala-Batanagar area is close to a number of healthcare facilities nearby.
- ESI Hospital & Emergency Clinic (Maheshtala) – 850 m
- Matri Sadan Hospital (Maheshtala) – 1.9 km
- GRSM Rotary Eye hospital – 2.4 km
- Vishal Medical Centre – 2.4 km
- Gems Hospital & Medical Research Institute – 3.7 km
- Kasturi Das Memorial Super Specialty Hospital (Dishari Health Point) – 6.8 km
Apart from the above-mentioned hospitals, you can easily access Woodlands Hospital, BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kothari Medical Centre, and CMRI as these excellent healthcare facilities are quite close to Taratala.
Good Educational Institutions are at Short Distances
Maheshtala-Batanagar area is dotted with good educational institutions; especially English-medium schools are easily accessible. Within a distance of 5-10 km, there are a number of reputed schools.
- Techno International (Batanagar) – 2.7 km
- Carmel School – 4.9 km
- Mount Litera School – 5 km
- Stephen’s School (Budge Budge) – 6 km
- Narayana School (Maheshtala) – 6.5 km
- Amrita Vidyalayam – 7.5 km
Markets, Departmental Stores are Quite Near
You don’t have to travel long distances to buy groceries, vegetables, or other household items. Maheshtala has a number of markets and departmental stores. Some of the prominent ones are as follows.
- Nangi Market: 1Km (approx.)
- Easyday: 1.8 Km
- Spencer’s: 4 km
- Reliance Fresh: 4 km
Why You Should Buy a Flat in Maheshtala-Batanagar Area
Maheshtala-Batanagar is a relatively pollution-free environment with less hustle and bustle of Kolkata’s city life yet all comforts of modern living are available in many upcoming residential complexes here. Besides, the awesome view of the Ganges is an added plus.
It is conveniently connected to all areas of Kolkata. Connectivity will further increase once the Joka-BBD Bag Metro line is completed.
A good number of schools and healthcare facilities are close at hand.
There is the expectation of a superior return of investment. Per sq. ft. rates have gradually appreciated in the last few years and are likely to go up further. More than 5,000 families have made it their homes in the recent past in various gated communities.
Even renowned developers like Ambuja-Neotia has started constructing a housing complex, USSHAR, inside the Calcutta Riverside development area. Clearly, other developers will follow suit and more and more housing complexes will come up offering high-quality living.
In fact, Maheshtala-Batanagar is one of the few areas in Kolkata where you can invest in relatively affordable residential complexes with a promise of a great return on investment.