Garia is a suburb located in the southern part of Kolkata. It has Jadavpur, Dhakuria and Golpary to its North, Narendrapur to its South and Mukundapur towards East. The suburb is located at the southern end of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that connects it to the northern parts of the city and also to some of the newly developing areas like Salt Lake City and Rajarhat.
The rapid infrastructural developments and good connectivity along with affordable prices has made Garia one of the most sought-after destinations in Kolkata.
Garia has good connectivity via rail and road through a widespread network of trains and buses. The place has four major bus terminuses from where a number of buses ply and offers smooth connectivity to other major areas in the area.
Garia offers easy connectivity to E M Bypass ( It has been proposed to expand the earlier four lane bypass to an eight lane expressway). The accessibility of this area is further enhanced by the metro and there are two stations in the locality. In addition to this, the Garia-Airport Metro Link is under construction which once completed will further boost the accessibility.
Some of the well-known schools and colleges in Garia are St Marys School, Ashutosh Naskar Primary and Secondary School, Baroda Prasad High School, Techno Model School and Miranda High School, Indian Centre for Space Physics, Dinabandhu Andrews School, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, National Institute of Hotel Management and Future Institute of Engineering and Management.
Hospitals and Banks
Some of the good hospitals located in the area include Lifeline, Peerless, Mother Teresa TB Hospital and Research Center.
State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank have their branches in Garia.
Shopping Malls and Recreation
There are many shopping complexes and arcades found in Garia. These include Metropolis Mall, Wood Square and Big Bazaar. In addition to these malls, many eateries are also present here like Domino’s and Banana Leaf.
Real Estate in Garia
As a result of large scale infrastructural development and smooth connectivity, the demand of real estate in Garia is increasing. Presently, there are 42 ongoing projects in Garia and 9 projects are due for possession in 2014. Some of the ongoing projects in this locality are Sunny Skyline by Esteem Property, Bellezza by Group, Skyline Harmony by Skyline Group and Astor Park by Eden Group.
The average property price in Garia is Rs. 3,522 per sq.ft. with the minimum and maximum apartment price being Rs. 3,480 per sq.ft. and Rs. 3,564 per sq.ft. respectively.