Kanchrapara

Kanchrapara

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Kanchrapara () is a city and a municipality under Bijpur police station of Barrackpore subdivision.in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

Geography

Kanchrapara is located at . It has an average elevation of 10&nbsp;metres (32&nbsp;feet).

Demographics

India census. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kanchrapara has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 76%. In Kanchrapara, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

Kanchrapara Railway Workshop

Kanchrapara Railway Workshop was established in 1863. The workshop has the distinction of serving the defence department for repairs to aircraft and manufacture of armoured cars and grenade shells during world war II. The second 5-year plan brought about drastic changes with diesel and electric traction. Electrification on the Railway system in the eastern region necessitated major repair and overhaul facilities for Electric Loco, EMU Rolling Stock from early 60’s. Kanchrapara was selected to play the key role in the both these spheres. In 1962 a decision was taken for remodelling...
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