Salt Lake, located in the eastern part of the city, was initially developed to handle the exploding population of Kolkata. Earlier known as Bidhannagar, it is a prime residential locality close to the biggest mall and all the IT hubs. Dakshindari, Bagmari, Sech Bhawan, Ultadanga and Lake town are the localities situated close by.
Sector I, the oldest part of Salt Lake, is known for its peaceful surroundings. Having a centralised market, it is also close to the City Centre mall. In addition, it has excellent connectivity with New town, Salt Lake Sector V, Rajarhat, and other areas in and around Kolkata.
Once a lake, the area has developed in leaps and bounds. Many of the big IT companies like TCS, Wipro, and IBM are now springing up in this area. Schools, banks, ATMs, hospitals, and transport facilities are naturally available in plenty. Also known to be a satellite town, Salt Lake is now a centre of social and economic expansion.
Connectivity and transit points
Bidhannagar Railway Station and Patipukur Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to Salt Lake.