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Bally Municipality

Municipal Corporation has an important role is managing the administration of an area. Howrah District’s administration is looked after by the Howrah Municipal Corporation. The Howrah District has been divided into two sub-parts. These are:
  • Howrah Sadar
  • Uluberia

Howrah Sadar has Howrah Municipal Corporation and Bally Municipality included in it. Howrah Sadar also included 5 CD blocks (Community Development Blocks) in it. The District of Howrah has Howrah Municipal Corporation and two municipalities included in it. Apart from the Bally Municipality the other one is the Uluberia Municipality. Bally Municipality is covered under the area of KMDA (Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority).

Bally Muncipality
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History of Bally Municipality

When Bali Town (former name of Bally), got separated from Howrah in 1883, 28th March ( as per the notification given in the Calcutta Gazette), Bali Municipality came into existence as an independent Municipality on 1st April, 1883. The name of the municipality “Bali” now “Bally” has been derived from the geographical features of the area. Before the area became developed and inhabited by huge number of people, it was a marshland with lots of water and sand in the area. Only few families of fishermen used to stay here. Sand is called as “Bali” in Bengali and thus the area had its name derived.

Administration of Bally Municipality

Bally Municipality has its location in the District of Howrah. On the north it has Uttarpara Municipality and on the south it has Howrah Municapl Corporation. On the eastern boundary of Bally Municipality, River Hooghly is flowing. On the south of the Bally Municipality, lies Anandanagar Gram Panchayat, Avaynagar Gram Panchayat, Bally Gram Panchayat , Durgapur Gram Panchayat and Eastern Railways.

Important Features of Bally Municipality

Bally Municipality has the total area of 11.81 sq km. The municipality is divided into twenty nine administrative wards. The location of the municipality is 88021’2”E and 22038’50’’N. Within the municipality, two police stations, Liluah and Bally PS are included. The administration of Bally Municipality is looked after by a board comprising of elected councilors.

Connectivity to Bally Municipality

The Bally Municipality has the Grand Trunk Road passing through it. The road passes from southern part to the northern part of the town and links it with the Howrah Municipality and other surrounding municipalities. Other important roads forming important connectivity network within and outside the municipality are Girish Ghosh Road of Belur, Lala Babu Shire Road and Jheel Road, Rabindra  Sarani and Kumarpara Road of Liluah.

Bally Municipality is well connected to the rest of West Bengal as well as India through rail as it is linked to the Eastern Railways by Main Line and Chord Line leading to Burdwan. Within the Municipality 5 railway stations are included. They are Bally, Bally Ghat, Liluah, Belur Math and Belur. 

About Bally Municipality

Ferry Services are also available from Bally Municipality. They are:
  • Kathgola Ghat (Belur) - Dakshineswar (Kolkata) and Kuthi Ghat (Baranagar, Kolkata)
  • B.K.Pal Ghat (Belur) - Kashipur Ghat (Kolkata)

Economy of Bally Municipality

Bally Municipality belonged to one of the oldest industrial belt of India. Many types of industries came up here during the 18th century. The initial industries were basically based on Jute and later metal industries also got established. About 50% of the industries in this municipality are small scale. Among the large scale industries are the:
  • Ambika Jute Mill
  • Bally Jute Mill
  • Mahadeo Jute Mill
  • Jindal(I) Limited
  • Hindalco Industries

Many chemical industries, rolling mills, and oil mills established within the municipality play important role in the economy of this municipality.

Places of Interest in Bally Municipality

Bally Municipality being one of the oldest municipalities around Kolkata, it has many religious and historical places of interest for the visitors-locals and outsiders. Temples dedicated to Kali and Lord Shiva are plenty in numbers. Apart from that Belur Math, located very close to Bally is also visited by thousands of people throughout the year.

The Ramkrishna Mission established by Swami Vivekananda is famous world-wide for its various types of activities-spiritual, religious and social. Dakshineswar Temple is another important place of interest which is just few km away from Bally and one can reach here to feel and look at the religious heritage of India. The Temple is known for Ramkrishna Dev Paramhansa and the main deity Goddess Kali.

Services offered by Bally Municipality

Apart from looking after the general road condition, parks, government buildings, water supply, drainage system, sanitation of the area, there are some more services offered by Bally Municipality. They are:
  • Granting trade license to various types of businesses
  • Issuing of birth and death certificates for the citizens of the municipality
  • Mutation of the property

Other Details of Bally Municipality


Address:

384
A.L.Banerjee Street
Bally
Howrah - 711201
Phone No.: 033 2654 2236 / 033 2654 0079 / 033 2654 2491
Fax No.: 033 2654 7052
Email Id: chairman@ballymunicipality.org / Baly_02@sify.com
Website: www.ballymunicipality.org

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