Metiabruz

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Metiabruz is a neighbourhood on the southern fringe of Kolkata , the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

History

Matiaburj has a rich history. The Nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah, took refuge here when he was ousted by the British from his throne, and attempted to build a replica of his palace in Matiaburj. The Imambara he created stands at the centre of Matiaburj, and it is sometimes called the 'Second Lucknow'.

Geography

The area is connected with central Kolkata by road, through the Circular Garden Reach Rd, a 40 min drive. This road ends at the Metaiburj Municipal Corporation Borough Committee 15 office. And from here its name changes to Wajid Ali Shah road which goes to the Metiaburj Police Station and from here it divides into the S. A. FAROOQUI Road and the WAJID ALI SHAH Road, the main arterial roads of the place. The well-known Botanical Gardens of Shibpur are located just across the Hooghly river. Another local district, Howrah, is well connected with Matiaburj through a frequent ferry and boat service.

Industry

Although relatively unknown to those living in Kolkata, Matiaburj is a key industrial location, with a power station and a water pumping station that supply water to major parts of the city. It also has a shipyard, the GRSE that is engaged in making warships, and is home to one of the largest textile manufacturers in India. .The area is largest producer of non branded garments in India.The haat system here is largest in India. Another key area...
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