Barasat (/ˈbɑːrəˌsʌt/; Bengali: বারাসাত Barasat) is a city in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal India and is the district headquarters of the district North 24 Parganas. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The town is an important railway and roadway junction. Barasat is also the name of a sub-division centering the city.

As an urban setup in the vicinity of the Kolkata, the town is within the area of Greater Kolkata. Several significant roads like National Highway 34 (Krishnanagar Road leading towards North Bengal), Jessore Road (road leading to Jessore in Bangladesh via Bongaon); road leading to Basirhat etc. cross through the town.


During the period of Moghuls, Ram Sundar Mitra had got the Laminar at Barasat town. Sankar Chakrabrorty, a commander of Pratapaditya, The king of Jessore (at present in Bangladesh), came to Barasat in 1600, and established himself in Barasat town. In 1700 AD Hazarat Ekdil Shah, the Muslim saint, started residing at Kazipara, Barasat. He was known as a social reformer. His tomb, located in Kazipara, is a pilgrimage place of Muslim community. Pratapaditya had made his way to Kolkata from Jessore and Sirajudoulla had made his way to Kolkata from Murshidabad via Barasat, which are later on converted into two National Highways.

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PM Modi to address women\u2019s rally in Bengal\u2019s Barasat on March 6, likely to meet Sandeshkhali women

Indian Express 22 Feb 2024
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a women\u2019s rally at Barasat in West Bengal\u2019s North 24 Parganas district on March 6, BJP West Bengal unit President Sukanta Majumdar said on Thursday. The Balurghat MP also said the party will help the sexual assault victims of Sandeshkhali meet the prime minister ... A truth that\u2019ll pain us....

PM Modi to address women’s rally in Bengal’s Barasat on March 6

Financial Express 22 Feb 2024
Amid the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali following the sexual harassment claims made by the women against TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh and his aides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a women’s rally in Barasat in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on March 6, state BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said on Thursday....

Sandeshkhali: PM Modi Likely to Address Women's Rally in Barasat on March 7

News18 19 Feb 2024
Majumdar had to be hospitalised with injuries last week as BJP workers clashed with police personnel after being stopped from going to Sandeshkhali ... ....

IPS rejig: Barasat Range DIG Sumit Kumar shifted

Indian Express 17 Feb 2024
In a major reshuffle in its IPS cadre, the West Bengal government on Saturday removed senior officer Sumit Kumar from the post of DIG (Barasat Range) and made him DIG (Security), an official said. Kumar was replaced by DIG (Malda Range) Bhaskar Mukherjee, he added ... Ashok Kumar Prasad ADG Bengal STF replaced Atharv ... ....

Mamata lays foundation stone for medical college in Barasat

Indian Express 12 Feb 2024
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee virtually laid the foundation stone for Snayu Tirtha Medical College & Hospital, an initiative of the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (I-NK), at Shason Gram Panchayat, North 24 Parganas in Barasat ... In addition, the premises will also have colleges of paramedical sciences and nursing ... ....