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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Coordinates: 22°30′26″N 88°30′28″E / 22.507343°N 88.507654°E / 22.507343; 88.507654Coordinates: 22°30′26″N 88°30′28″E / 22.507343°N 88.507654°E / 22.507343; 88.507654
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Municipal Corporation Kolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward 108
 • Total For population see linked KMC ward page
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Kolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kasba

Bantala is a neighbourhood of East Kolkata in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


Police district[edit]

Kolkata Leather Complex police station is part of the East division of Kolkata Police. Located at Karaidanga, PO Bhojerhat-743502, it has jurisdiction over the police district which is bordered on the north by the mouzas - Dakshin Dhapa Manpur, Kochupukur, Jot Bhim, Hatgachha, Hadia, Dharmatala Pachuria and Kulberia; on the east by the mouzas - Bhatipota, Gangapur, Andulgari, Mousal, Taradaha Kapasati, Narantala and Ushpara; on the south by the mouzas - Benota, Paikan, Chariswar, Sukpuria, Koribaria and Karaldanga; and on the west by the mouzas - Chanda Kanthalberia, Hatishala and Wari.[1]

Kolkata Leather Complex police station was created in 2017, under South Industrial police district in South 24 Parganas district and transferred to Kolkata Police in the same year.[2][3]


Kolkata Leather Complex[edit]

Kolkata Leather Complex is an area that houses Kolkata’s leather industry. It is spread over an area of 450 hectares (4.5 km2). It has the capacity of developing 1,000 tonnes of hides per day. It is the second most important tanning centre in the country, accounting for about 22-25% of the tanning in the country.[4]Kolkata Leather Complex was set up following a Supreme Court directive to the city’s tanneries, on 19 December 1996, to shift to Bantala. It was formally inaugurated on 30 July 2005.[5]

Information Technology[edit]

Bantala IT SEZ is spread over 130 acres. CTS operates from a 20-acre campus.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Kolkata Police". East Division. KP. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Three new police districts to be set up". The Asian Age, 21 February 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Leather Complex Police Station to come under Kolkata Police". The Indian Express, 5 March 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Leather Industry in West Bengal" (PDF). WBIDC. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Bantala – Kolkata Leather Complex". Dhapa. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "A bumpy road to Bantala office". The Times of India, 28 June 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Bantala SEZ is open for Infosys: Bengal government". The Economic Times, 7 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 

External links[edit]

Kolkata/East travel guide from Wikivoyage