Tala, Kolkata

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Tala
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Coordinates: 22°36′43″N 88°22′54″E / 22.611889°N 88.381694°E / 22.611889; 88.381694Coordinates: 22°36′43″N 88°22′54″E / 22.611889°N 88.381694°E / 22.611889; 88.381694
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Metro Station SHYAMBAZAR
Municipal Corporation Kolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC wards 5
Population
 • Total For population see linked KMC ward pages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Kolkata Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kashipur-Belgachhia

Tala is a neighbourhood in north Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in Kolkata district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

History[edit]

The East India Company obtained from the Mughal emperor Farrukhsiyar, in 1717, the right to rent from 38 villages surrounding their settlement. Of these 5 lay across the Hooghly in what is now Howrah district, the remaining 33 villages were on the Calcutta side. After the fall of Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, it purchased these villages in 1758 from Mir Jafar, and reorganised them. These villages were known en-bloc as Dihi Panchannagram and Tala was one of them, it was considered to be a suburb beyond the limits of the Maratha Ditch.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

Police district[edit]

Tala police station is part of the North and North Suburban division of Kolkata Police. Located at 4, Indra Biswas Road, Kolkata-700037, it has jurisdiction over Tala, Paikpara and Belgachia neighbourhoods/Ward nos. 3, 4 and 5 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation[4][5]

Amherst Street Women police station covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.[4]

Tala water tank[edit]

Tala water tank of Kolkata Municipal Corporation was built in 1909, it has the capacity to hold 9 million gallons of water and is the largest overhead reservoir in the world. It has a height of 110 feet.[6][7]

External links[edit]

Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook Kolkata, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 6-10: The History. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, first published 1909/reprint 1980, pages 103-4 and 221, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  3. ^ Nair, P.Thankappan, The Growth and Development of Old Calcutta, in Calcutta, the Living City, Vol. I, pp. 14-15, Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Oxford University Press, 1995 edition.
  4. ^ a b "Kolkata Police". North and North Suburban Division. KP. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Kolkata: Detail Maps of 141 Wards with Street Directory, Fourth Impression 2003, Map Nos. 2 and 3, D.P.publication and Sales Concern, 66 College Street, Kolkata - 700 073.
  6. ^ "Tala water tank to be revamped for 1st time". Asian Age, 24 April 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Kolkata Municipal Corporation". Water Supply. Retrieved 8 March 2018.