Situated in the district of South 24 Paraganas, in West Bengal, Batanagar was named after the multinational shoe company, Bata. Batanagar comes under Kolkata Metropolitan
Development Authority. The employees of Bata reside in Batanagar. Maheshtala
, Kanchantala, Rabindra Nagar and Akra Phatak
are the nearby localities. The cities located around Batanagar are Panchla , Howrah
. The nearest railway station is Nangi
Rail Way Station at a distance of 1.3 km. Budge Budge
Rail Way Station located at a distance of 3.8km and the major railway station is Howrah
Junction 16 km away. Number of buses also run to and from Batanagar.
There are no colleges in Batanagar, the nearest colleges are Maheshtala
College and Budge Budge
College. A private college, Batanagar Institute of Engineering, Management & Science (BIEMS), offering various technical, management and basic science programs, is also in operational. There are several higher secondary level schools in Batanagar area, including the Bata Boys' School, Bata Girls' School,BatanagarSri Ramkrishna Ashram Vivekananda Vidyamandir,Nungi high school,Nungi girls high school, Bangla jatio sikhsa mandir, jagtala suryakumar high school.
The most remarkable feature of Batanagar is that shoe-making is a predominant cottage industry in Batanagar. Families in Batanagar are dedicated to manufacturing shoes of various makes - leather, PVC, jute, etc. for some of the leading shoe brands in India. Khadim's, SreeLeathers, Titas and Liberty which are some of the most renowned shoe makers in India, have outsourced a major portion of their shoe making process to the various entities in Batanagar.Budge Budge
Medical Superintendent ESI Hospital and Matrisadan are the important hospitals providing healthcare facilities in the locality.
The real estate in Batanagar is growing owing to its proximity to the localities like, Howrah
and Netaji Nagar
. The properties for sale in Batanagar are mostly 2, 3 and 4 BHK apartments. Apart from the apartments, there are villas in Batanagar for sale. The popular developers in the locality are Eden City, Hiland and Vaishnawi Builders Pvt Ltd. The popular project in Bata Nagar
for sale is Lake Town
Lake Residences by Hiland offering total 93 units starting at size 1,428 sq ft. and with highest 2,600 sq ft.