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Kolkata is formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal in India. It is located on the east bank of the River Hooghly. It is the second largest city after Mumbai in India. It is the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India. Port of Kolkata is the oldest operating port in India, was constructed by the British East India Company. It is a riverine port in Kolkata, located around 203 kilometres from the sea. This port has two distinct dock systems namely Kolkata Docks at Kolkata and a deep water dock at Haldia Dock Complex, Halda.
It has many commercial and industrial sections operated by large public and private sector corporations namely Steel corporations, heavy engineering corporations, mining, minerals, cement, pharmaceuticals, food processing, agriculture, electronics, textiles, and jute. ITC Limited, Coal India Limited, National Insurance Company, Exide Industries and Britannia Industries rank among the companies headquartered in the city. Howrah Bridge links Kolkata to the western bank of the Ganges.
Esplanade Bus Station is the main Bus station for state and inter city buses. Kolkata Suburban Railway, Kolkata Metro, Kolkata Trams are public Transport in kolkata. Calcutta State Transport Corporation, South Bengal State Transport Corporation, North Bengal State Transport Corporation operating long distance buses from the city.
Kolkata Railway Station is formerly known as Chitpur Station, is the newest of the four intracity Railway Station and serving Howrah and Kolkata. It is located at Belgachia, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700037. It is connected the Sealdah to Ranaghat section and is served by the Eastern Railway for trains to Naihati, Krishnanagar, Bandel, Kalyani Simanta, Gede, hantipur, Berhampore, Lalgola, Dankuni, Kolkata Airport, Bongaon and Hasnabad.
Howrah Junction railway station is the oldest station, situated in Howrah, Howrah District, West Bengal. It is one of the four intercity railway stations, situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River, and connected to Kolkata by Howrah Bridge. Howrah Junction is the biggest railway building in India. It has currently 23 platforms in Howrah Station. Rajdhani Express, AC Duronto Express, Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Garib Rath Express, Double Decker Express, Superfast Express, Mail/Express are starts from Howrah Junction. The other station are Sealdah Station, Shalimar Station, Kolkata Station.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA: CCU, ICAO: VECC) was earlier known as Dum Dum Airport before being renamed after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a prominent leader of Indian freedom movement. It is located in 20 km distance from the city center and serving the Kolkata metropolitan area. This Airport is a major point for flights to North-East India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Southeast Asia. Air India connects to destination places such as Agartala, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Durgapur Gaya, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Mumbai, Port Blair, Silchar. IndiGo Airlines connects to Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam. Approximately more than 10 million passengers are visited in this airport.