Bidhan Nagar, aka Ultadanga, is a busy place. Bidhan Nagar is actually the name of Salt Lake, the erstwhile satellite township now integrated into the city. It was named after West Bengal’s second illustrious Chief Minister, Bidhan Chandra Roy, who in late 50s had foreseen the need of the township to ease pressure on city Kolkata.
Decades later, Ultadanga, the railway station on Sealdah main line, situated close to western end of Salt Lake was also named Bidhan Nagar. Today the place resembles nothing less than a terrible chaos on road. This is more so during peak hours.
Here are 2 pictures of today’s Ultadanga. In the second one at far end to the right just under railway underpass is the place where the chaos reigns supreme.