Located on the Kazi Nazrul Islam Sarani or VIP Road
is a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of the city. The locality had gained prominence over the years due to its proximity to adjacent residential townships of Salt Lake and Rajarhat
. It also lies close to Baguihati
, also an old and well-developed residential neighbourhood.
Being one of the busiest crossings on the VIP Road
witnessed severe traffic congestion. The construction of a flyover and an underpass in March of 2015 has helped decongest the junction. It is well-connected to the N.S.C Bose International Airport
. The New Town
Expressway near Narkelbagan connects it to Rajarhat
and Sector 5
. The nearest railway station, Bidhannagar Station is situated at a distance of 5km. Private buses, state run buses, rickshaws and autos serve as primary mode of transport.
Residential projects mostly in the form of 2 and 3 BHK type apartments can be found in Keshtopur
. The locality offers a perfect blend of serenity and good connectivity to most parts of Kolkata
. Average prices of homes in this area are estimated to be around Rs 3,000 per sq. ft. and mostly feature 2 and 3 BHK type apartments along with few basic amenities as space might permit.
Several reputed and important banks can be found in the neighbourhood including Bank of Baroda, IDBI, UCO Bank, SBI, ICICI, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, United Bank of India etc. Popular educational institutes in the area include Delhi
Public School, Salt Lake Point School, Apeejay School, Techno India School of Management Studies, St. Stephen's Public School etc. to name a few. The Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Center, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Seba Hospital, ILS Hospital, Anandolok etc. are some of the reputed and reliable healthcare facilities in close proximity.