About Haldia


Haldia is an industrial city in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal in India and is located at the confluence of the rivers Haldi, Hooghly and Rupnarayan. Due to its proximity to the river port and the state capital Kolkata, Haldia has been at the forefront in industrial development activities during the past decade.

Consequent upon the policy of decentralisation of Industries of the West Bengal Government, Haldia Industrial Complex came into existence through rigorous and efficient industrial planning. Industrial prosperity of the region was more enhanced as Haldia grew into a satellite port of Kolkata. In terms of cargo handling and annual growth it has achieved more than the national average. Haldia acts as an auxilliary port of the Kolkata port, thereby serving the dual purpose of releasing the pressure of Kolkata port as well as the over crowded Kolkata city.

Haldia industrial region is mainly served by all the three modes of surface transport, namely road, rail and water. Besides, to reach out to the world instantaneously, the city also provides the latest telecom facilities and other information highways.

Connectivity to Haldia

Haldia is well connected with all the three modes of surface transport - road, rail and water.


National Highway 41 connects port city with National Highway 6 at Kolaghat. A State Highway also connects it with Kolaghat. Besides major Highways the Haldia Township has an extensive network of roads that serve different parts of the city and the industrial area.


Haldia port is connected with the broad gauge systems of the South-Eastern railways. Panskura-Haldia electrified rail route is highly suitable for the movement of goods and passengers.


The focal point of the region is Haldia Port, which is located at the confluence of river Hooghly and Haldi, about 90 km down the Calcutta port and 90 km up stream from the Bay head. The Haldia port contributes much for the growth of industries through importing industrial machineries as well as raw materials from foreign countries besides extending the market beyond national boundaries through exports. Bulk cargo-handling facilities, full-fledged container facilities, an oil jetty to handle tankers with liquid cargo are a few of the facilities that the Haldia Dock provides. Along with these the city is also equipped with river ferry services between Kukrahati-Raichak and Kukrahati-Diamond Harbour.


For instantaneous communication to any part of the globe, Haldia is well equipped with the latest telecom facilities provided by BSNL, Reliance etc. through optical fiber network. The ease in availability of this infrastructure, speed and reliability of services makes Haldia a preferred destination for business activities.

Social Infrastructure

The purity of nature with availability of modern amenities provides Haldia its unique charm and makes it an attractive destination for setting up townships and industrial colonies. Haldia boasts of a wide network of roads, transport network, healthcare facilities and educational facilities to fulfill all the necessities of day-to-day life.

Lush green parks, lakes and yet all modern facilities easy communication, good education, proper health care, recreation and sporting clubs, banking facilities are wrapped up in a single locale that makes Haldia a very special township to live.


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