Barrackpore is a developed area in the North 24 Parganas district and is the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision administrative zone. The locality is part of the Metropolitan Development Authority in West Bengal. The area has witnessed huge development over the last few years and several developers are boosting the real estate in Barrackpore. Both apartments and villas are available at the Barrackpore property market and proximity to various areas through railway connectivity has also spurred growth of the market for residential property in Barrackpore.
Areas like Dum Dum, Kharda, Sodepur, Agarpara, Ichapur, Naihati and even Ballygunge, Park Circus, Bidhannagar and Alipore are linked to the locality through the railway network. The National Highways 34 and 35 run through the area along with the multiple state Highways. Most places in Kolkata are well connected to Barrackpore including the Netaji Subhas International Airport at Dum Dum and the Port. Ferry connectivity is also available in the locality and links it to Shrirampur and Sheoraphuli in the Hooghly District.
Kolkata is connected to Barrackpore through the Trunk (B.T.) Road. The Ghoshpara Road also links the locality to Kanchrapara while bus connectivity ensures seamless access till Naihati. The upcoming metro railway extension will benefit Barrackpore residents tremendously and will improve connectivity in the locality to a large extent. Barrackpore can be accessed within half an hour from Sealdah through the railway network. The -Ranaghat line links the locality to Bandel, Dankuni, Bongaon and Howrah. The - Expressway is being developed to ease traffic snarls in the locality as well. Additionally, the BT Road is also slated to be improved in the near future.
There are several educational institutions in the locality including the AB Model High School, Arya Vidyalaya, Free India High School, Hindusthan High School and Sacred Heart Day School. Leading hospitals in the locality include the Nandan Nursing Home, New Panacea Hospital, Cantonment General Hospital, Nehru Cancer Hospital and the Dr B N Bose State General Hospital. Property rates usually range between INR 2, 400 and 3, 300 in the locality.