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About Haldia

Haldia at a glance

  • Mega Port & Pertrochemical hub 

  • Sprawl on the confluence of the River Haldi & Ganges 

  • Marine Gateway -Nepal & Bhutan 

  • A vital tourist base point 

  • 5th Largest Port in India 

  • Nodal point of Whole of Eastern states

  • Complete Educational Spectrum

  • Stable law and order situation 

  • Presence of medium , small and downstream industries. 

  • Good Infrastructure of roads and railways.

Haldia Fact Sheet

Latitude:  22 Degrees 05 Minutes North 
Longitude: 88 Degrees 03 Minutes 0 Seconds East 
Altitude:  5.8m above sea level 
HDA Planning Area  761.26 sq. km. 
Population - (2001):  Total: 9,22,211 Males: 4,46,311, Females: 3,72,498 
Languages:  Bengali, Hindi and English
Average Annual Rainfall:  1350 mm 
Min. & Max temperature:  8 Degree - 40 Degree C 
Relative Humidity:  68-80 percent 
Black Topped Road:  218km

Haldia - A Brief Profile

Now known as industrial capital of West Bengal Haldia is a sub-division of district PurbaMedinipur .The city has evolved and expanded over time to a current population of one million, ranking it 29th in India.

Haldia is situated in the confluence of river Haldi and river Ganges . The city has very good road and railway connectivity with Kolkata, It has a direct route to Jamshedpur and its industries that passes via Kharagpur. It has proximation to the State of Jharkhand and Orissa .

Economy & Administration
The city's economy is based on primarily the oil and petrochemical industries. Being A major Port has the 
largest container logistic yard and is heavily industrialised.

Haldia is a Municipality administered by the Haldia Municipality. It is proximate to popular tourist centres of 
Digha , Shankarpur and Nayachar , Geokhali , Mahishadal , Mondarmoni and Sunderbans .

Haldia is an important educational hub. The St Xavier’s School, Central School , Assembly of God Church School , Bharatiya Bidyabhawan and Vivekanada Mission School, Tamluk Hamilton School are amongst the oldest and most respected schools in eastern India. There are eight colleges, an engineering college , management , two polytechnics, Law ,B.Ed college , Marine college The State of West Bengal has enough pool of skilled and educated man power. There is 83% literacy rate in the state. The District of Purba Medinipur has a rich tradition of Educational pursuits .Haldia is also known as Knowledge city and caters to each and every regular and vocational streams 

Premium educational institutes in Haldia: 

  • Haldia Institute of Technology 

  • Haldia College 

  • Haldia Marine College

  • Haldia School of Management 

  • Haldia Dental College & Hospital, 

  • Women’s B.Ed College

  • Haldia Law College 

  • Haldia Polytechnique 

Infrastructure (Connectivity) 

Port: 5th Major Port in India and 12 percent of total cargo handled in the country . Also terminal of the No. 1 National waterway. Connected to Kolkata with Rapid water transport system. 

Rail: Broadgauge railway terminal for passenger and goods trains 
HELIPORT : Only 15 minutes flightime from Kolkata . 
Road: A network of National Highways and other roads connect Haldia with all the important places of West 
Bengal ,Orissa and Jharkhand. It is the connected to NH 6 by NH 41 State Highway – Connected to 
Mecheda, Digha ( Tourist seafront )Bhubaneswar , Jamshedpur, Durgapur. 
Waterways: No. 1 National waterway commencing from Varanasi Terminates at Haldia . A successful trial 
run to Dibrugarh and Silchar via Bangladesh had been concluded


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