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The Barrackpore Sub-Division is well connected both by road and railways.  With the two National Highways, NH-34 and NH-35 passing through it along with other important State Highways, most towns are well connected with Kolkata, Airport, Port and other important urban and commercial centres of the state.


Barrackpore Trunk Road (B. T. Road) is one of the oldest metal roads in India connecting Barrackpore to Kolkata. The Railway Line was setup in the year 1862. Being located in Suburban region of Kolkata, most municipalities of Barrackpore,  are connected by local train with Kolkata. The railway line in Sealdah Section extends through this Sub-Division to Ranaghat , Bongaon, Dankuni, Howrah, Burdwan, Bandel. Circular and Metro Railway also extends easy communication facility of the Sub-Division. 


There are plans for laying double Railway line to Hasnabad to improve connectivity. In January, 2002 the Rail connection to Bangladesh was reopened for goods movement to Benapole.


In the road sector, connectivity is being improved further with the KMDA developing Barrackpore-Dum Dum Expressway and the PWD having undertaken projects for widening of  Jessore Road, widening and strengthening of B. T. Road and A.D.B assisted widening of NH-34 under North-South Corridor Project.

Another project at Belghoria Expressway has been started apart from ROB Projects undertaken at Madhyamgram, Birati and Kaikhali and Underpass at Dum Dum. The main roads number around 45 and other 55 links roads connect various towns and villages of the district.


Apart from the surface rails connectivity the Metro Rail Proposes to extend its operations to the Airport from Dum Dum.


The  only International Airport in West Bengal located within the Sub-Division, Netaji Subhas International Airport at Dum Dum.


There are Ferry services in this Sub-Division using the water ways of the Hooghly River.

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